Musee Würth France Erstein announces The Call of the Forest. Trees and forests in the Wurth Collection

Musee Würth France Erstein presents The Call of the Forest. Trees and forests in the Wurth Collection an exhibition on view from 19th September 2012 to the 5th January 2014.

The idea for an exhibition based around the theme of the forest first came to collector Reinhold Würth about ten years ago. The exhibition was first shown at the Kunsthalle Würth in Schwäbisch Hall in 2011, the international year of forests, and has now been adapted for presentation at the Musée Würth in Erstein. For artists, the forest, and more broadly nature, is an ideal terrain into which to project fantasies, fears and hopes.

The Würth collection possesses a vast and unique body of works exploring the theme of the forest, and a broad selection is being presented at the Musée Würth France Erstein. From Ernst Ludwig Kirchner to David Hockney, by way of Alfred Sisley, Georg Baselitz, Max Ernst, Gerhard Richter and Christo, the exhibition explores the diverse aspects of the representation of the forest in the history of modern and contemporary art. www.musee-wurth.fr

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