The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Exhibition Shows How Impressionism was Significantly Influenced by the Weimar School
Visitors at the exhibition 'Onto Nature!' view German painter Max Beckmann's painting 'Young men at the seaside' (1905) at New Museum in Weimar, Germany, 12 March 2010. Some 200 top-class paintings represent the development of impressionism that was significantly influenced by Weimar's school. The exhibition is on display from 14 March to 30 May 2010. EPA/MARTIN SCHUTT.
WEIMAR.- Today's longing for unspoiled nature is due to the impending consequences of global climate change and the unbridled exploitation of natural resources. But as early as the mid-19th century a movement developed in France, that could pull artists out of their urban ateliers into the country to be "en plein air", to ensure the beauty and virginity of the wild. The artists no longer sought the sublime and picturesque subject, as before on the traditional grand tour of the Alps and Italy, but the original and simple in the vicinity and in rural life. With its close monitoring of the atmospheric phenomena of different times and seasons, they were also the pioneers of Impressionism. A village was formed at the edge of the forest of Fontainebleau near Paris, for Jean-Francois Millet, Gustave Courbet, Camille Corot, Charles-Francois Daubigny, Théodore Rousseau, which included a focus on outdoor painting, countless artists from other European countries followed.

An extensive exhibition has been devoted to this phenomenon by the Weimar Classics Foundation to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Weimar art school. The exhibition takes into consideration the role of the Weimar landscape painting in the web of relations between France, the Netherlands and Germany. With a top-class selection of 200 works from international and German museums and from private collections, the exhibition introduces, in thematic chapters, both the defining example of the Barbizon school and the mediating role of the Hague School to Jozef Israëls, Willem Roelofs, and the brothers Maris and Anton Mauve to the dissemination of the new reality in the "intimate" before paysage. The exhibition considers how the new open-air painting was taken in Germany and the creation of artist colonies in Willingshausen, Dachau and Goppeln. The exhibition presents a selection of important works by the Düsseldorf School of Painting led by Johann Wilhelm Schirmer, Gustav Eugene Ducker, Carl Seibels and the Munich school of painting by Eduard Schleich, Adolf Heinrich Lier, Hans Thoma and the Leibl-Kreis.

In Weimar, this advanced landscape painting, through the mediation of teachers such as Francis of Lenbach and Albert Brendel, is the main theme of the exhibition. Indeed, here were the new views of the importance of nature study and the realistic view of the immediate environment in a particularly fertile ground. Thus a group of landscape painters known as "Weimar School" was formed by Karl Buchholz, Paul Baum, Theodore Hagen, Leopold von Kalckreuth, Ludwig von Gleichen-Russwum and Christian Rohlfs, by the mid-1870s in Germany which had a leading role in the development of natural open-air painting and realistic play. Following the example of the forest of Fontainebleau, the Germans developed the Webicht, a little sparse woods between Weimar and Tiefurt located, and the Kirschbachtal, were the favorite motifs of the Weimar School.

Another important development happened in 1890, when French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist works by Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Henri Martin were first presented publicly in Germany. A selection of these paintings once again have been brought to Weimar and presented here together with those works by the Weimar painters who adapted the Impressionist style of painting earlier than in no other place in Germany. This outlook shows that Weimar was in the 1890s - before the arrival of Count Harry Kessler - a center of Impressionist landscape painting, still radiating the end of the century and which spoke to students like Max Beckmann, who studied here between 1900 and 1903.



Weimar School | Impressionism | Johann Wilhelm Schirmer | Gustav Eugene Ducker | Carl Seibels |


Today's News

March 15, 2010

Exhibition Shows How Impressionism was Significantly Influenced by the Weimar School

Exhibition of Prints by Jacob Lawrence at the Hudson River Museum

MoMA Features New Solo Work Performed By Marina Abramovic

Blum & Poe Presents First Major Gallery Exhibition of J.B. Blunk's Work

Sotheby's Hong Kong to Hold 20th Century Chinese Art Spring Sale

Key Paintings and Rare Works by Larry Zox at Stephen Haller Gallery

Kremlin Palace Treasures on View at the Topkapi Palace

Thomas Zipp Transforms Kunsthalle Fridericianum into a Psychiatric Hospital

Miró/Dubuffet/Basquiat at the Nassau County Museum of Art

University of Richmond Opens Exhibition of Art from Its Collection

Long-Overdue Solo Exhibition by John U. Abrahamson at Bert Green Fine Art

Natural Resource Inspires Exhibition at Kresge Art Museum

Women Trailblazers in the Cultural and Creative Industries Celebrated

The Speed Art Museum Presents The Most Famous People in the World: Karsh 100

Bellevue Arts Museum to Showcase Significant Glass Collection of John & Joyce Price

A Summer of Modern Art Announced at the Phillips Collection

Exhibition of Textiles from Central Asia and Iran on View in Los Angeles

Maine Maritime Buff Catalogs Vast US Marine History

Women Tell their Experience in Guerrilla Struggle

Design Revolution Road Show Stops at Cleveland Institute of Art March 29

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- 'World's oldest message in a bottle', tossed in sea 101 years ago, reaches granddaughter

2.- East-West/West-East: Qatar unveils desert sculpture by American artist Richard Serra

3.- Ming-era 'chicken cup' sells for $36.05 million breaking record for Chinese porcelain

4.- United States pastor Kevin Sutherland convicted over Damien Hirst fake paintings

5.- Major exhibition at Pinacothèque de Paris explores the myth of Cleopatra

6.- Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles opens with inaugural exhibition "Van Gogh Live!"

7.- Landmark exhibition opens in New York exploring the ancient kingdoms of Southeast Asia

8.- Palm-sized scroll that mentions Jesus's wife is ancient: Harvard Theological Review

9.- Hitler's wife Eva Braun may have had Jewish ancestry: British television documentary

10.- Bonhams to sell Madame de Pompadour's favourite porcelain which surfaced in Devon after 350 years



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site