Reisebilder - Sehnsuchtsorte

April 28th - June, 23rd 2019


Städtische Galerie
Marktstr. 5, Schieder-Schwalenberg


With the title Reisebilder - Sehnsuchtsorte, fifty works from the most diverse styles of the last 100 years will be shown there.
In the middle of the 19th century, a big wave of travelers began among the artists. Preference was given to traveling to Italy and the Orient. Other attractions for the artists were the Provence with its unique light and the landscape of the Côte d'Azur, which unfolds between azure shores and rugged mountain ranges, but also the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. In addition, there were isolated trips to exotic countries.

The pioneers of this movement were the Impressionists, who were concerned with overcoming 20th-century academic painting. They went to nature to capture their impressions; the Impressionists worked extensively as an open-air painter. They emphasized the at-atmospheric momentary changes in color and light.

Without the Impressionists, expressionism is hardly conceivable. The expressionists wanted to arouse impulses and affects and to represent subjective inner experiences. The Expressionists relied on various artists as precursors, including Paul Gauguin, who impressed with his pictures of the South Seas. Added to this was the discovery of African and Pacific plastic - completely new impulses for European artists.


In the exhibition Reisebilder - Sehnsuchtsorte the artists take us to near and far countries. They let us partake of their wanderlust and their yearnings. Whether the northern gravity of nature or the southern, light-flooded landscape, stormy beaches or lush tropical and exotic islands - each artist has his own impression of his surroundings. It goes across Europe, Africa, Asia, the Seychelles and the South Seas.
Artists: Michael Adams, Andreas H. Adler, Mariko Assai, André Beuret, Pierre Bonnard, Georges Braque, Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, James Coignard, Raoul Dufy, Lyonel Feininger, Ronald Francke, Bernhard Maria Fuchs, Paul Gauguin, Erich Heckel, Huertez, Otto Illies, Denis Jully, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Maximilian Luce, Harry Meyer, Joan Miro, Hans Olde, Max Papart, Max Pechstein, Rudolf Peutel, Pablo Picasso, Anta Rupflin, Wolfgang Sinwel, Maurice Utrillo, Paul Sage, Sophie Wencke.

The exhibited works are on loan from the Galerie Sundermann fine art, Würzburg.

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