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Masterpieces of Expressionism

The exhibition unifies an outstanding selection of paintings, woodcuts and other works on paper from the renowned collections of the Osthaus Museum Hagen and the Aargauer Kunsthaus. Consisting of more than 130 artworks from 1905 to 1938, the selection includes works of all important members of the artist-groups “Brücke” and “Der Blaue Reiter”, like Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Emil Nolde, August Macke, Alexej von Jawlensky and Franz Marc. The show provides a profound insight into the colorful and expressive works of these young individualists, who revolutionized the iconographic conventions with the aid of their radical subjectiveness.

Exhibition objects: over 130 artworks; including paintings, water colors, woodcuts and other works on paper

Exhibition space: approx. 600 sqm, adjustable in size

Exhibition catalog: German, French/English, Swedish/English

Exhibition venues 2015 – 2017 (with loans from the Osthaus Museum Hagen)

Leopold Museum, Wien, October 8th, 2015 – January 11th,  2016
Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt, February 18th, 2016 – May 15th, 2016
Ernst Barlach Haus, Hamburg, May 29th, 2016 –  September 25th, 2016
Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro, October 21st, 2016 – February 5th, 2017

Exhibition venues 2017 onward (with loans from the Osthaus Museum Hagen and Collection Häuptli of Aargauer Kunsthaus)

Aargauer Kunsthaus, August 26, 2017 – December 3, 2017
Georg Schäfer Museum, Schweinfurt, December 17, 2017 – April 22, 2018
Kunstsammlungen Zwickau, Max-Pechstein-Museum, Zwickau, September 15, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Millesgården, Lidingö (Stockholm), February 20, 2019 – June 9, 2019
Palais Lumière Evian, June 29, 2019 – September 29, 2019

 

 

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner “Group of Artists”, 1913 (dated 1912), oil on canvas
© Courtesy of Osthaus Museum Hagen & Institut ü Kulturaustausch, Tübingen Photo: Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf

Otto Mueller “Girls at the Water”, 1926, distemper on canvas
© Courtesy of Osthaus Museum Hagen & Institut ü Kulturaustausch, Tübingen Photo: Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf

Alexej von Jawlensky “Study of a Girl’s Head with Red Turban and Yellow Clasp (Barbarian Princess)”, 1912, oil on hardboard
© Courtesy of Osthaus Museum Hagen & Institut für Kulturaustausch, Tübingen Photo: Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf

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