Max Pechstein

Visions of a better World

The exhibition Max Pechstein – Visions of a better world pays tribute to Max Pechstein, a pioneering figure of Modernism and a prominent member of the “Brücke” movement. It showcases his vibrant oil paintings and watercolours, along with his expressive drawings and prints. It is also accompanied by photographs personally taken by him, as well as rarely displayed design sketches on letters from the artist. Through this juxtaposition, it becomes evident that working directly from motifs in nature and engaging with his surroundings were the most significant sources of his artistic vision.

Exhibition objects: A well-balanced selection of approx. 100 exhibits
(including paintings, works on paper and photographs)
Exhibition space: approx. 600 sqm (adjustable in size)
Exhibition catalog: German/English

Exhibition venues:
The exhibition tour will take place from 2025 to 2028

Max Pechstein, In the Canoe (Catamaran), 1917
© Pechstein – Hamburg / Berlin

Max Pechstein, Bridge, 1921
© Pechstein – Hamburg / Berlin

Max Pechstein, Fishermans’s Head, 1922
Foto: Christiane Koch, Hamburg © Pechstein – Hamburg / Berlin

Max Pechstein, Exotic still life, 1922
© Pechstein – Hamburg / Berlin

Max Pechstein, Evening at Leba port, 1951
© Pechstein – Hamburg / Berlin

Max Pechstein, Bathing Boys in the Surf, 1917
© Pechstein – Hamburg / Berlin

Max Pechstein, Self-Portrait with Pipe, 1921
© Pechstein – Hamburg / Berlin

This exhibition is organzied in collaboration with the Max-Pechstein-Museum, Kunstsammlungen Zwickau and the Max Pechstein Foundation.


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