Deutsches Museum presents decades of Expressionist art in new exhibition

Deutsches Museum presents decades of Expressionist art in new exhibition

Berlin, 18.08. (Prensa Latina) On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of its founding, the Museum Folkwang in Essen invites you to explore decades of Expressionist art and its connection to nature in a new exhibition.

The exhibition, open to the public August 20-January 8, seeks to illuminate the aesthetic movement hand-in-hand with eminent figures in the manifestation, while tracing a timeline from the early 20th century to the present.

Entitled “Discovered – Banned – Celebrated”, the exhibition is part of the anniversary activities and shows the interrelationship between museum and creators throughout history, the installation’s website points out.

The selection consists of 250 works, some from the institution’s collection and others on loan from museums in Spain, Austria, Switzerland and Germany, allowing us to recall names such as Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff , founder of the Bridge Group.

Pieces signed by August Macke, Wassily Kandinsky, Alexej von Jawlensky, Gabriele Münter, Franz Marc, Oskar Kokoschka and Egon Schiele, expressionist members of the Blue Rider, also stand out.

The exhibition also approaches the ups and downs of the movement, which experienced a dark period during the Nazi era in Germany from 1933, when art was defamed and numerous works confiscated by the state, explains the document.

However, the Museum Folkwang managed to overcome the Nazis and the devastation of the Second World War and, in the late 1940s, banked on Expressionism as the epicenter of a new beginning.