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David Bowie’s Private Art Collection

While it is no secret that the chameoleon popstar was a great admirer of contemporary art, and indeed an artist in his own right, the upcoming exhibition and auction of his collection reveals a number of insights and surprises: 218 more words

20th Century

No 376 Max Pechstein

“Art is not a pastime, it is a duty with respect to the people, a public affair.”  Max Pechstein, a German expressionist painter and printmaker, and a member of the Die Brücke group, died June 29, 1955.


Picasso und Deutschland

Picasso and Germany

Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany

6 April – 18 September 2016

Slightly reduced version of the exhibition previously shown at the Picasso Museum, Málaga, which revealed an important new area of research. 128 more words


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