Museum Kunstpalast announces Mirror Of The Mind

. August 1, 2013

Museum Kunstpalast in Dusseldorf presents Mirror Of The Mind an exhibition of 19th century German Landscape Drawings from the museums collection on view 16 November 2013 – 9 February 2014.

Johann Georg von Dillis, Blick auf Adolfseck im Rheingau, 1788, Bleistift, Feder, Aquarell, mit schwarzer Tusche gerändert, 27,1 x 36,1 cm, Foto: Horst Kolberg, Neuss

Johann Georg von Dillis, Blick auf Adolfseck im Rheingau, 1788, Bleistift, Feder, Aquarell, mit schwarzer Tusche gerändert, 27,1 x 36,1 cm, Foto: Horst Kolberg, Neuss


In the first half of the 19th century, many artists rebelled against established academic rules. They were looking for possibilities of individual expression in the genre of Landscape Painting, which was at that time little theorized. Landscape Paintings are often “mirrors of the soul”, projection screens for desire and at the same time an experimental ground for the artist’s expertise. For this exhibition, the graphic collection could draw from its rich pool of about 6000 drawings from the 19th century. The exhibition presents a selection of 65 drawings and water colours by outstanding representatives of the era, among them Carl Blechen, Caspar David Friedrich and Adolph von Menzel. All important German art centres of the time like Munich, Berlin, Dresden and Düsseldorf are presented with examples. www.smkp.de

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