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Karl Hagemeister – a piece of the cosmos

Museum der Havelländischen Malerkolonie
Schwielowsee / Ferch, GER
29.4. - 9.7.2023

Karl Hagemeister – a piece of the cosmos / Karl Hagemeister – ein Stück Kosmos

Exhibition duration:
29 April 2023 to 09 July 2023
Opening hours:
Thursday – Sunday from 12:00 to 16:00 hrs

The spring exhibition at the Museum der Havelländischen Malerkolonie is dedicated to the to the founder and probably best-known representative of the artists’ colony in Ferch. No other artist is more closely associated with the region of Lake Schwielow than Karl Hagemeister.

Nevertheless, the painter, who was born in Werder in 1848, spent most of his spent most of his life in this region and died in 1933 in the house where he was born. far from being a painter from his native Mark Brandenburg. Here, as on the Baltic coast, he captured the special the special atmosphere of the landscape, the gracefulness of the vegetation as well as the the raging of the elements. In the process, he moved from a “still-life-like” to an abstract abstracted view of nature. This connects him with his great contemporary Claude Monet.

He spent the years following the end of his wandering years in 1884 fishing and hunting for a living. fishing and hunting for a living. Nevertheless he received first in Ferch-Junkershäuser, from 1891 at the Entenfang and from 1911 in Werder he certainly received visits from fellow artists or prospective buyers. In 1898 he was founding member of the Berlin Secession. At the International Art Exhibition in Munich in 1913 he won a gold medal, in 1914 he was awarded an honorary professorship at the honorary professorship at the Berlin Academy. On the initiative of Max Liebermann on the initiative of Max Liebermann in 1923. As early as 1911 Ludwig Justi had created a National Gallery in Berlin a Märkische Landschaft.

The exhibition in the Museum der Havelländischen Malerkolonie concentrates on highlights from Hagemeister’s oeuvre and delves directly into the cosmos of nature, which the painter so the depiction of which the painter so consistently pursued. The show can thankfully the show can thankfully draw on valuable loans from collectors associated with the museum, and the museum’s own holdings and permanent loans.

The exhibition is curated by Dr Dominik Bartmann, and an accompanying catalogue will be published.