Happy birthday, edvard munch! 🎂
the norwegian painter and graphic artist would have turned 155 today.
in our museum you can admire some of his works, such as »nude girl on a red cloth«. this nude is a seductive redhead. the scarlet red cloth on the white sheet appears to flow around the pale body, just as the rich splendid hair flows around the face with its ambiguous smile and veiled gaze. the striking contrast of white and red against the full green of the wallpaper creates an atmosphere of sultry eroticism, anxious tension and corruption. in this context the young woman appears not only as a seductress but - as is emphasized by the blood-red cloth - as a victim.
and as every wednesday, you can enjoy this painting by munch and many more works by other artists in our permanent collection for free!
edvard munch »nude girl on a red cloth«, 1902
Do you remember our video series? 🎥 for 16 weeks every friday we present you a new video from our series called »von farbe bis emotion« (»from color to emotion«) in german. the art connoisseur @saradahme explains short and entertaining the highlights of our permanent exhibition to you.
last friday we released an artwork by the italian artist annibale carracci. check out our youtube-channel to see the video!
annibale carracci, »the dead christ with the instruments of his passion«, about 1582
Wer ist eigentlich marcel duchamp?
marcel duchamp gilt alt jahrhundertkünstler, als erfinder des „readymades“, als infragesteller des kunstbegriffs - wollt ihr wissen warum? dann kommt vorbei in unserer ausstellung: »marcel duchamp - 100 fragen. 100 antworten.«! •
who is marcel duchamp?
..and almost weekend again! do you have any plans? how about a visit to our museum? you don’t have to be art connoisseurs to do that. we also offer guided tours through our exhibitions in which questions can be asked if you don’t understand anything. in our calendar at www.staatsgalerie.de you can find all offered tours. but as usual, you also can walk through our museum for yourself and maybe discover the second half of the painting by modigliani? we look forward to seeing you and have a nice weekend!
amedeo modigliani, »female nude reclining on a white pillow«, 1917
not just st nicholas can make people happy.. we also do! beside our permanent collection we show you also three artists in a special way: »wilhelm lehmbruck. variation and perfection.« (barth-flügel), »wilhelm lehmbruck. the importance of the line.« (graphik-kabinett), »marcel duchamp - 100 questions. 100 answers.« (stirling-halle) and »ernst wilhelm nay« (info-raum). there really is something for everyone!
Hörst du mich denken?
marcel duchamp stellte die idee ins zentrum seines werks. 1934 veröffentlichte er die »grüne schachtel«, in denen er notizzettel mit teils flüchtigen, teils komplexen einfällen verstaute. eine dieser ideen lautet: »einen rembrandt als bügelbrett benutzen«. in unserer ausstellung könnt ihr euch über eine sounddusche von duchamps ideen „berieseln“ lassen: »marcel duchamp - 100 fragen. 100 antworten.« •
Today is the 20th anniversary of the washington principles! at the international conference on holocaust assets in washington in 1998, 11 principles on how to handle nazi-confiscated art were adopted in public museums. these principles essentially call for ‚fair and equitable solutions‘ beyond legal deadlines and more transparency on these issues. since 1998, public museums have increasingly been confronted with the question of whether there is a cultural asset that has been taken out of their holdings due to persecution. both, the public and the heirs of collectors who had been persecuted during the national socialism demand transparency and accountability. in october 2009, we created our own position for provenance research. now it’s johanna poltermann who researches our artworks about the provenance and due to today’s anniversary also answers all your questions in our story! be part of it!
did you know that our museum also offers an audioguide due to our works which were researched by our provenance researchers? come by and discover the provenance history behind 11 works like the one in the picture!
Be prepared for monday!
you know nothing or less about provenance research or you are interested in this area? on monday you have the chance to ask the provenance researcher of our museum, johanna poltermann, with questions in our instagram story! her job is it to research the original owners of confiscated works of art like the »pensive woman« by wilhelm lehmbruck. this sculpture now belongs to our museum and is proudly presented in our special exhibition »wilhelm lehmbruck. variation and perfection.« in our barth-flügel!
As you might know, our special exhibition »marcel duchmap - 100 answers. 100 questions.« started a week ago. in course of this we have a special offer for free entry for you in which you can create your own readymade!
it works quite easy, as you can see in the video.
you just have to:
1. make your own readymade and take a photo of it
2. upload your photo with the hashtag #areyoureadyforduchamp on instagram, facebook or twitter
3. take a friend with you to our museum
4. show the cashier the post of your readymade and one of you two gets free entry!
attention: this special offer is valid only up to and including 6.12.! now it’s your turn: ready? made!
We love special exhibitions which can be seen for a limited time such as our current ones about »marcel duchamp«, »wilhelm lehmbruck« and »ernst wilhelm nay«. but we also really appreciate our diverse permanent collection. with this work as you can see in the right of the picture, we show you for example the typical late style of »ferdinand hodler« (1853-1918). this painting is an independent preparatory work for the artist’s monumental five-figure composition of the same title. in contrast to late works of him, this one is free from the stylised attitude. come and visit us to discover more artworks in our permanent exhibition or alternatively you will find them in our collection digital!
ferdinand hodler, »view into infinity«, 1915
Wie viel museum passt in eine schachtel?
marcel duchamp liebte es, seine werke zu „verschachteln“: 1941 signierte er seine erste »schachtel im koffer«, in die er verkleinerte reproduktionen seiner wichtigsten arbeiten verstaute. in unserer ausstellung könnt ihr nicht nur zwei versionen dieses miniaturmuseums bestaunen, sondern auch mit einem von dem künstler mathieu mercier entwickelten nachbau spielen: »marcel duchamp - 100 fragen. 100 antworten.«! •
how much museum fits in a box?