Landscape between Impressionism and Expressionism: Masterpieces by Hagemeister and Leistikow

26 October 2017 - 25 February 2018
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At the end of the nineteenth century, landscape painting took on a new significance. Artists now sought to experience landscape and nature directly, which is why they left the cities to actually paint in nature. Unspectacular landscapes, motifs found in passing, were now the subject of interest. Among the artists of the Berlin Secession, this was pursued most consistently by Walter Leistikow and Karl Hagemeister. In their paintings, they developed a painting between impressionism and expressionism that was radically modern for its time and anticipated painting from far into the twentieth century. Freed from all constraints of traditional painting, Karl Hagemeister and Walter Leistikow combined their enthusiasm for color with a joyful experimentation in their application of paint.

The exhibition presents around 100 landscapes by the two artists, mainly from the holdings of Bröhan-Museum, complemented by several loans. Some of the paintings are now being shown to the public for the first time in many years.

A catalogue will be published to accompany the exhibition.

Curator: Dr. Tobias Hoffmann

Advertising motif: Gerwin Schmidt, 2017