Theodor Fontane

July, 27th - October, 27th 2019


Museum der Havelländischen Malerkolonie
Beelitzer Str. 1 / Ecke Dorfstraße
14548 Schwielowsee


In this exhibition on the occasion of the 200th birthday of Theodor Fontane (1819 - 1898), the great publicist, writer and poet is honored and his influence on the Markish Impressionist landscape painters is put into focus.
The hikes of Theodor Fontane were always popular and kept learning new editions. They met with great interest among all artists, especially among the landscape painters from Brandenburg. Fontane's model led her to wander for decades through the Mark Brandenburg and eventually settle in the Havelland.
The painters of the Havelländische Malerkolonie created numerous works in which they expressed their ideas of the Havelland. Some chose architecture as the epitome of artistic beauty, others - the idyllic landscape as part of the imperishable natural beauty. But few of them also clung to the beginnings of industrialization.
By linking Fontane's texts and landscapes of the German impressionists dialogically for the first time, the picture of the Havelland rounds off into a magnificent whole, which today appears surprisingly fresh and liveable.


The exhibition was curated by Professor Jelena Jamaikina.

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