Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Modern Art Classics: Liebermann, Munch, Nolde, Kandinsky

Museum Barberini, Potsdam
January 23–May 28, 2017

The term modern art embodies change, while classic stands for timelessness. The exhibition Modern Art Classics: Liebermann, Munch, Nolde, Kandinsky draws a line from German Impressionism to Fauvism and Abstract Art after 1945 and addresses this dynamic era.

The exhibition Modern Art Classics: Liebermann, Munch, Nolde, Kandinsky focuses on upheavals in painting from modernism to the present day. With 60 paintings and sculptures from a period of 100 years, the show examines issues related to artistic and social emancipation in six sections. Today these works are considered classics of modern art. The exhibition begins in the 1890s and spans the period from German Impressionism through the Fauves to abstract painting after 1945 und highlights the development of painting in the 20th century.

Billionaire SAP co-founder Hasso Plattner and Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel in front of Edvard Munch's "Girls on the Bridge" at Museum Barberini. The painting sold for $54.5 million at Sotheby's in Nov. 2016.

Max Liebermann: The Flower Terrace at Wannsee to the South, 1921, private collection

Wassily Kandinsky: White Sound, 1908, private collection

Edvard Munch: Woman Looking in the Mirror, 1892, private collection

Edvard Munch: Summer Night by the Beach, 1902/03, private collection

Edvard Munch: The Girls on the Bridge, 1902, private collection

Rufino Tamayo: Children Playing with Fire, 1947, private collection

Andy Warhol: Mona Lisa Four Times, 1978, Museum Barberini

Joan Mitchell: Faded Air I, 1985, private collection