Paradise Regained: German Expressionism

Paradise Regained: German Expressionism
Library Shelf Location 15.DEJO
Publication Date 2004
Description PARADISE REGAINED shows 111 works from one of the most forceful and energetic art movements of the early twentieth century: German expressionism. German expressionism came into being in a time fraught with conflict and characterized by growing industrialization and materialism, a time that saw a race to reach the South Pole, the sinking of the Titanic and the outbreak of World War I. These upheavals could be forgotten by the artists as they set off on their excursions into the great outdoors - far from civilization's madding crowds. They sought an alternative to the chaos of contemporary reality: a joy in the primordial and a new and uncontaminated paradise on earth. The 13 artists in this exhibition were all engaged in this quest for paradise. They found it in many guises: in peasants labouring in the fields, in the ocean, in urban parks, on South Pacific islands or in their own souls. The visions of paradise which found expression in their works bind these artists together despite the differences that mark the artistic groups to which most of them belonged: Die Brücke (1905-1913) and Der Blaue Reiter (1911-1914).
ISBN 8778750466
Quantity 1
Pages 107
Authors Signe Marie Jacobsen, Prof. Dr. Roland Doschka, Norbert Nobis, Dorthe Rugaard Jorgensen
Formats Paperback, Exhibition Catalogue
Publisher ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
Related Artists Paula Modersohn-Becker, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, August Macke, Franz Marc, Emil Nolde, Adolf Erbsloh, Alexej von Jawlensky, Erich Heckel, Wilhelm Morgner, Gabriele Munter, Otto Mueller, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Max Pechstein
Categories Art Styles and Movements, Art from a specific country, Painting, Printmaking
Keywords Blue Rider, Die Brucke
Related Gallery ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
Related Curators/Producers Christian Gether, Dorthe Rugaard Jorgensen
Language English

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