‘German Expressionism’ in Genova

At the Palazzo Ducale, Genova for the exhibition ‘Espressionismo Tedesco 1905 – 1913’, a survey of the ‘Die Brücke’ group. ‘Die Brücke’ was formed in 1905 in Dresden by four architecture students, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Fritz Bleyl, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and Erich Heckel. They were later joined by Max Pechstein and Otto Mueller and, for a short time, Emil Nolde.

The exhibition was very good, though somewhat incomplete. There were hardly any examples of paintings from Moritzburg and none of Kirchner’s Berlin Street Scenes , but apart from that a fairly thorough survey.

Kirchner 'Artist - Marcella' (1910)

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner ‘Artist -Marcella’ (1910)

Pechstein 'The Black and Yellow Bathing Suit' (1909)

Max Pechstein ‘The Black and Yellow Bathing Suit’ (1909)

Heckel 'Franzi Reclining' (1910)

Erich Heckel ‘Franzi Reclining’ (1910)

Pechstein 'Two Dancers' (1909)

Max Pechstein ‘Two Dancers’ (1909)

Schmidt-Rottluff 'Thoughtful Woman' (1912)

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff ‘Thoughtful Woman’ (1912)

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