Max Liebermann. Pioneer of Modern Art

30. September 2011 to 19 February 2012
Galerie der Gegenwart, Sockelgeschoss

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Max Liebermann (1847 - 1935), Der Papageienmann, 1902,

Max Liebermann (1847 - 1935), Der Papageienmann, 1902, Öl auf Leinwand, 102,3 x 72,3 cm, © Museum Folkwang, Essen

Max Liebermanns (1847-1935) is credited with introducing Modernism to German painting. For the first time, a new exhibition at the Hamburger Kunsthalle presents a comprehensive retrospective revealing how this process took place and the impressive oeuvre Liebermann was executing at the time.
Disillusioned by German academia, the young Berliner turned to France and Holland where he immersed himself in the progressive trends of the day. Liebermann studied outdoor painting in Barbizon, the cradle of naturalism; in Paris he came into contact with French Impressionism and in Holland he met supporters of The Hague School. In taking what he absorbed there and allowing it to flow into his work, Liebermann entered new territory both stylistically and in terms of subject. Liebermann's rendition of simple rural labor without literary and historical references drew harsh criticism at first, eventually culminating in the epithet "filth painter." In Berlin, Liebermann became the engine of an oppositional movement opposing the Prussian-Wilhelmine art policy. This comprehensive retrospective unites over one hundred key paintings from all phases of his creative development. They range from rustic, rural subjects to depictions of bourgeois leisure activity to his unerring portraits and the late, color-drenched garden paintings. Complementing the Hamburger Kunsthalle's large holdings are several other key pieces on loan from national and international museums, supplemented by work generously loaned from private collectors. The show is rounded off with examples of work by Liebermann's influences Mihaly Munkácsy, Adolph Menzel, Paul Cezanne and Auguste Renoir.

Accompanying the exhibition is a catalogue.

The exhibition was realized in cooperation with the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bonn.

Curators in Bonn: Dr. Robert Fleck, Agnieszka Lulińska, Marie-Amélie zu Salm-Salm

Curator of the exhibition: Dr. Jenns Howoldt

 

  • Max Liebermann (1847 - 1935), Der Papageienmann, 1902,
    Max Liebermann
    Der Papageienmann, 1902
  • Max Liebermann Selbstbildnis, 1909/1910
    Max Liebermann
    Selbstbildnis, 1909/1910
  • Max Liebermann  Seilerbahn in Edam, 1904 © Photo: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York  Max Liebermann  Seilerbahn in Edam, 1904
    Max Liebermann
    Seilerbahn in Edam, 1904
  • Max Liebermann  Die Gattin des Künstlers am Strand - Martha Liebermann am Strand, 1895
    Max Liebermann
    Die Gattin des Künstlers am Strand - Martha Liebermann am Strand, 1895
  • Max Liebermann Die Birkenallee im Wannseegarten nach Westen, 1918
    Max Liebermann
    Die Birkenallee im Wannseegarten nach Westen, 1918
  • Max Liebermann Terrasse bei Jacob in Nienstedten, 1902
    Max Liebermann
    Terrasse bei Jacob in Nienstedten, 1902

  • Max Liebermann Wiese mit ausgebreiteten Netzen und Segeln,1884
    Max Liebermann
    Wiese mit ausgebreiteten Netzen und Segeln,1884
  • Max Liebermann In den Zelten (Restaurationsgarten – Biergarten in Leiden), 1900
    Max Liebermann
    In den Zelten (Restaurationsgarten – Biergarten in Leiden), 1900
  • Max Liebermann Netzflickerinnen, 1887-1889
    Max Liebermann
    Netzflickerinnen, 1887-1889

  • Max Liebermann
    Max Liebermann (1847 -1935)
    Abend am Uhlenhorster Fährhaus, 1910
  • Max Liebermann
    Max Liebermann (1847-1935), Die Enkelin mit der Kinderfrau beim Spiel, 1919
  • Max Liebermann
    Max Liebermann (1847-1935), Genia Levine, stehend, 1924

  • Max Liebermann
    Max Liebermann (1847-1935), Das Atelier in Wannsee, 1932
  • Max Liebermann
    Max Liebermann (1847-1935), Am Strand von Noordwijk, 1908
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  • Kindly supported by

    Freunde der Kunsthalle Commerzbank Otto Group
  • Media Partner

    Hamburger Abendblatt
  • Mobility Partner

    Deutsche Bahn

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