In the Light of the South. Marseilles visits
Marseilles in Hamburg! Marseilles – that vibrant port in the south of France and Hamburg’s partner city – is the focus of this exhibition, the first in a series of visits to Hamburg by different harbour cities around the world. In this unique cooperation, the richly traditional Musée des Beaux-Arts and the Musée Cantini, with its substantial holdings of modern art, are lending their collections for an exhibition at the Hamburger Kunsthalle. ‘Marseilles visits Hamburg’ is a comprehensive survey show, presenting some 80 masterpieces of French painting and photography from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The variety of works on display exemplifies the rich tradition of
landscape painting in southern France as well as showing numerous
views of the port city of Marseilles.
One can discover further aspects of Marseilles through photography, in both historical prints and masterpieces of modern photography by Man Ray or Moholy-Nagy.
This exhibition provides – for the first time in Germany – an opportunity to broadly explore the artistic inspiration that flowed from Marseilles and its environs. It presents an overview of French landscape painting stretching from 1800 into modernity.
Curator of the exhibition: Dr Jenns Howoldt
The exhibition is supported by