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Egon von Kameke and Hubert Globisch – Paths to Painting

Havelländische Malerkolonie
Ferch, GER
22.6. - 15.9.2024

Egon von Kameke and Hubert Globisch – Paths to Painting / Wege zur Malerei

Egon von Kameke and Hubert Globisch registered as painters with the city administration in Potsdam in 1945. Shortly afterwards, they were commissioned to document the destruction of the city, alongside other visual artists such as Paul August, Walter Bullert, Otto Heinrich and Hans Klohss. However, the two did not meet until 1947.

In the remaining eight years of von Kameke’s life, Hubert Globisch drew on the maturity and the pictorial language of his “host, inspirer and teacher” surrounding him – although von Kameke’s late painterly work was already completed in 1940 due to his increasing visual impairment.

The influence that the academically trained Egon von Kameke had on the autodidact Hubert Globisch becomes clear in the selection of works. While Kameke’s early work was influenced by his teachers Paul Vorgang and Friedrich Kallmorgen, he distanced himself from late Impressionism after his time as a master student of Ulrich Hübner. However, the immediate impression of nature remained the sole premise of his painting throughout his life.

In particular, the affinity between the two painters for unspectacular landscapes, for example in the Mark Brandenburg or on the island of Rügen, can be traced in the exhibition. At the same time, the paintings created in Globisch’s summer studio at Fercher Bergstraße 22 since 1956 make it clear how stimulating the re-encounters with these surroundings at Schwielowsee have been and how clearly his artistic development has become – especially in direct comparison with motifs that have been taken up again and again.

The exhibition is curated by Thomas Kumlehn.

Egon von Kameke, Dünenlandschaft an der Ostsee, Herbst, 1939 Foto: Michael Lüder
Egon von Kameke, 1914
Hubert Globisch, Farmhouses Ferch I, 1993, Foto: Michael Lüder
Hubert Globisch, 1955