“From E. L. Kirchner toÂ Max Beckmann, artists associated with German Expressionism in the early decades of the twentieth century took up printmaking with a collective dedication and fervor virtually unparalleled in the history of art.”
Date:Â March 27â€“July 11, 2011
Where:Â The Museum of Modern Art
MoMA is located in midtown Manhattan, New York City, at 11 West Fifty-third Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues.
Sunday March 27, the MoMA unleashed a German Expressionism exhibition on the public. Â The exhibition, called German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse,Â features 250 works of art by over 30 different artists! It is sure to be a worth while event and I cannot wait to attend it myself (I’ve already begun buying tickets for my family).
(1880â€“1938) andÂ Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1884â€“1976), should all be in attendance of. Although, I am hoping (fingers crossed) to seeÂ The Lord’s Prayer, woodcuts by H. M. Pechstein, which I must say are amazing, as well as many of the works of Beckmann, which are also some of my absolute favorites.
German Expressionism in and of itself was a style developed out of raw emotion, using emotion to carve out and sculpt images instead of drawing the image in a standard fashion. It’s the release of all this emotion that creates the surreal Â nature of this style. Â If you are in the NYC area I definitely recommend you attend, I know I will.