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Depravation in the Art of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

On the 6th of May 1880, Expressionist artist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was born in Aschaffenburg, Germany. One of the leading names in the Die Brücke movement, his art was deemed ‘degenerate’ by the Nazis and destroyed in great numbers. 612 more words


Kirchner in the Singer Museum in Laren

Never having made it to the Kirchner’s museum in Davos Switzerland Kirchner’s work has often been an experience of seeing one of his paintings amongst a group of German expressionist pieces in a museum collection. 231 more words

Die Brücke: The Artist in Nature

 One of the most common themes in Brücke woodcuts is that of Man in Nature. The group’s collective resentment and generally negative outlook industrialization and modernity resulted in the belief (popularized by the likes of Paul Gauguin) that to get back to nature and to a more “primitive” and “pure” way of living was to get to the heart of the meaning of life, and of art. 492 more words


Die Brücke: Portraits and the Nude

Connected to the movement in the early twentieth century to “return to nature” was the representation of nudes by the German Expressionists. At the turn of the century, Germany erupted with nudist colonies, emerging “from a desire to reunite the nude with nature”. 437 more words


Die Brücke: Music

 Die Brücke artists spent their free time in the cabarets and music halls of Germany. Artists have gravitated toward these kinds of venues since the late nineteenth century. 193 more words


Lust for Life: Die Brücke and Contemporary Printmaking

Countless different styles of art emerged in the revolutionary and high-energy early 20th-century Europe. Though many of the once radical ideas, credos, and art movements have lost their edge in the last century, the bold and in-your-face style and subject matter of the Die Brücke group remains nearly as fresh and confrontational as it did 110 years ago. 302 more words