Event:Exhibition of “Expressionist Masterpieces from the Albertina” at the Hermitage Museum
Start: Wed, 09 October, 2013
End: Sun, 12 January, 2014
City: St. Petersburg
Category: Fine Arts / Multimedia / Film
 

Exhibition of “Expressionist Masterpieces from the Albertina at the Hermitage Museum 

In collaboration of:

Albertina

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

www.hermitagemuseum.org

 
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