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HAMBURG SCHOOL

The 19th Century Rediscovered

The Hamburger Kunsthalle invites you to discover the fascinating world of the 19th century from the vantage point of the »Hamburg School«. The exhibition looks at the arts in 19th-century Hamburg and the fortunes of the artists active in the city. Some 120 paintings, drawings and works of graphic art, including a number of major works by the featured artists, will offer a representative overview of an entire century of artistic practice in Hamburg. 

Since Hamburg had no art academy, aspiring painters had to travel elsewhere to do their training and perfect their technical skills. Prime destinations for Hamburg artists included the art academies in Copenhagen, Dresden, Munich and Düsseldorf. At the same time, horizons were opening up for them to the north and south, with study trips to Scandinavia and Italy exerting a lasting influence. The exhibition examines the artists' productive encounters with these places and shows how the new experiences continued to have an impact on their work even after their return to the Hanseatic city.

Featured are the main protagonists on Hamburg's art scene over the course of an entire century, alongside artists who spent significant parts of their career in the city, among them Philipp Otto Runge, Erwin Speckter, Jacob Gensler, Valentin Ruths and Thomas Herbst. The show spans an arc from works produced around 1800 under the sway of Classicism and Romanticism, to realistic tendencies starting in the 1820s, culminating in the gradual emergence of the avant-garde in the last third of the 19th century, represented by examples of Naturalism, Impressionism and Art Nouveau. Alongside the more established artists, many figures will be brought to light who have been unjustly forgotten.

The exhibition is a cooperative project with the Art History Seminar at the University of Hamburg on the occasion of a double anniversary: 2019 marks 150 years since the founding of the Kunsthalle as well as the university’s centenary. 

Supported by: Hubertus Wald Stiftung, Philipp Otto Runge Stiftung and Ministry of Culture and Media Hamburg

Media Partner: Hamburger Abendblatt

Culture Partner: NDR Kultur

 

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KP Brehmer

Correction of the National Colours
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In the Light of the North

Danish Painting from the Ordrupgaard Collection
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Leonardo da Vinci

The Drawings in the Kupferstichkabinett
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Consistant. Controversial. New.

Insights into 150 Years
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UNFINISHED STORIES

Stories from the Collection
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Rembrandt

Masterpieces from the Collection
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100 Years of the Hamburg Secession

Encounters with the Collection
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Impressionism

Masterpieces from the Ordrupgaard Collection
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Goya, Fragonard, Tiepolo

The Freedom of Imagination
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Max Beckmann

Feminine/Masculine
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Warhol's Series and Their Sequels

Printed Graphic Works Since 1960
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De Chirico, Morandi, Carrà...

Beyond Reality
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Scenes of Townsmen and Peasants

Dutch Painting of the Golden Age
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