Referring to the cityscape paintings, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, the German expressionist painter and one of the founders of the artists group “Die Brücke“, spoke of “hieroglyphs as signs of expression.” Immediate ecstasy, Kirchner wrote, leads already in the preliminary sketch to “complete hieroglyphs.” The variety of visual experience, “ecstasy,” is reduced to abbreviations, to eloquent details such as hats, shoe tips, window frames, or bridge arches.
With this focus, the upcoming exhibition directs attention toward 18 works by the artist in the museum’s own collection, ranging from the early “Seated Nude” of the Dresden Brücke period, to “Bathers on the Beach” and the dense work “Meadow Flowers and Cat” from the artist’s late compositions. More…
Dates: September 23 – February 12, 2017
Location: Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Invalidenstraße 50-51, 10557 Berlin
Information: Call 030 – 266 42 42 42