|The First Art Newspaper on the Net
||Established in 1996
|| Thursday, June 29, 2017
|"German Thought and Painting, from Friedrich to Beckmann" opens at the Louvre Museum|
French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (C), German Culture Minister Bernd Neumann (R), and Brigittte Ayrault pose on March 26, 2013 during their visit of the exhibition "De l'Allemagne, 1800-1939 - From Friedrich to Beckmann" at the Louvre museum in Paris . AFP PHOTO / POOL / BERTRAND GUAY.
PARIS.- This exhibition, comprising over two hundred works, offers a reflection on the main themes that structured German thinking from 1800 to 1939. It places artworks and their artistsincluding Caspar David Friedrich, Paul Klee, Philipp Otto Runge and Otto Dixin the intellectual context of their time, and confronts them with the writings of great thinkers, chief among whom is Goethe.
German history from the late 18th century to the eve of World War II is marked by the difficulty of establishing political unity at a time when the concept of a Europe of nations was gaining hold. A multi-faith country characterized by geographical discontinuity, the instability of its borders and different or even antagonistic political and cultural contexts, Germany needed to establish the underlying unity of all Germans, from Bavaria to the Baltic, from the Rhineland to Prussia.
The concept of Kultur, inherited from Enlightenment thought, seemed most likely to constitute the breeding ground from which a modern German tradition could emerge. The Napoleonic occupation fostered awareness of this unity and provided the political background for the beginnings of Romanticism, at the start of our timelinewhile at its end, the rise of Nazism highlighted the tragic dimension of this concept, without managing to destroy it. The exhibition analyzes the role of the fine arts, from Romanticism to New Objectivity, in this period of great artistic innovation that sought to invent a new German tradition.
Sébastien Allard, chief curator in the Department of Paintings, Musée du Louvre; Danièle Cohn, university professor, director of the Centre dEsthétique et de Philosophie de lArt (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne); Johannes Grave, professor at the University of Bielefeld.
April 1, 2013
"German Thought and Painting, from Friedrich to Beckmann" opens at the Louvre Museum
Survey of five-decade career of photographer Steve Schapiro on view at Kunsthalle Rostock
Magnificent prints from 16th-century France on view at Stanford's Cantor Arts Center
Fondazione Magnani Rocca opens Delvaux and Surrealism: An enigma among De Chirico, Magritte, and Ernst
Beatles "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album sells for $290,500 at auction: report
Cologne revives forgotten Jewish heritage piece by piece, but new museum proves divisive
Painters and Paintings in the Early American South at The Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
Surrealism & Duchamp: Moderna Museet in Stockholm opens new exhibition
Christie's launches spring photographs sales with the landmark sale of Modernist masterworks
Yale School of Art presents recent paintings by Italian artist Francesco Clemente
Miroslaw Balka's "The Order of Things" on view at Gladstone Gallery in New York
Twenty-five vintage color photographs by Luigi Ghirri on view at Matthew Marks Gallery
First major exhibition to examine Chinese reclusion as a response to political turmoil opens
First major display of Japanese Outsider Art in the UK opens at the Wellcome Collection
Off Beat: Exhibition of photographs by A-CHAN opens at Steven Kasher Gallery
Tiancheng International's Spring Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art will be held on 6 April
Traveling exhibition of moving image by over thirty Nordic artists launches throughout New York City
Cahiers d'Art: Legendary early 20th century publishing house, gallery, and magazine relaunches
The Independent Group: Parallel of Art & Life at the Institute of Contemporary Arts
40 black-and-white photographs by German photographer Wilhelm Schürmann on view at Fotohof
Most Popular Last Seven Days
1.- Art community remains divided over Caravaggio found in French attic
2.- Stedelijk Museum presents a snapshot of Rineke Dijkstra's photographic and video work
3.- Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens mourns death of Dina Merrill
4.- Exhibition of new paintings by Gerhard Richter opens at Albertinum in Dresden
5.- 18th-century French paintings from across America on view at National Gallery of Art
6.- Major retrospective of Robert Rauschenberg opens at the Museum of Modern Art
7.- Canaletto exhibition reunites two of the Venetian master's greatest series of paintings
8.- King Tutankhamun's bed, chariot paraded through Cairo to new home
9.- Junk sale diamond ring bought for £10 worth a fortune
10.- Exhibition sheds light on one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century: What will we eat in the future?
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, .
|Royalville Communications, Inc|
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.