Exhibition of “Expressionist Masterpieces from the Albertina” at the Hermitage Museum
In collaboration of:
State Hermitage Museum Saint Petersburg
General sponsor: Sberbank
With support of: Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture
The exhibition “Expressionist Masterpieces from the Albertina” at the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg showcases the fascinating world of Expressionist paintings and drawings through 55 masterpieces. The exhibition comprises key works by the group of German artists known as “Die Brücke”, such as Kirchner, Heckel, Schmidt-Rottluff, Nolde and Pechstein, and a representative selection of works by the “Blauer Reiter” group, including Jawlensky, Macke, Münter and Campendonk. Austrian Expressionism will also be one of the focal points, with a stellar selection of paintings and drawings by Kokoschka, Wacker and Boeckl. Key works by Beckmann, Feininger and Picasso round off this extensive presentation of Expressionist masterpieces from Vienna’s Albertina.
Works by Expressionist artists are characterised by a critical approach to traditional academic painting and a search for new, freer artistic solutions to representing reality. Colour is the most important means of expression, the exhilarating quintessence of pure expression, with shapes expressively simplified, amplified and alienated.
Сurator: Klaus Albrecht Schröder
Works from: Max Beckmann, Herbert Boeckl, Pierre Bonnard, Heinrich Campendonk, Lyonel Feininger, Lyonel Feininger, Augusto Giacometti, Juan Gris, Erich Heckel, Johannes Itten, Alexej von Jawlensky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Oskar Kokoschka, Frantisek Kupka, August Macke, Amedeo Modigliani, Otto Müller, Edvard Munch, Gabriele Münter, Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein, Pablo Picasso, Christian Rohlfs, Georges Rouault, Oskar Schlemmer, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Chaim Soutine, Rudolf Wacker
Duration of the Exhibition: 9th of October 2013 – 12th of November 2014
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Petersburg, Dvorzovaya square, 2
Tel.: +7 (812) 710 9079