A Rush of Color - Masterpieces of German Expressionism

Lifestyle & TravelMore+ ♦ Published: September 28, 2015; 20:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

For its large-scale exhibition in the autumn of 2015, the Leopold Museum will present outstanding masterpieces of German Expressionism from the collection of the Osthaus Museum in Hagen. Works by representatives of the artists’ association “Die Brücke”, including Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Otto Mueller and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, by exponents of the “Blaue Reiter” movement, such as Alexey von Jawlensky, Franz Marc and others, as well as numerous works by Christian Rohlfs illustrate the German avant-garde’s departure into Modernism.

A Rush of Color - Masterpieces of German Expressionism / Picture: © Otto Müller, Girl by the Water, ca. 1926

From 1905 a group of young German artists ventured into Modernism.

Their powerful, expressive and entirely new pictorial language expressed their individual attitude towards life.

Using radically subjective pictorial formulas and colors of unique intensity, the “Expressionists” laid a foundation for the modern understanding of artists in society.


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