German Thought and Painting, from Friedrich to Beckmann, 1800-1939, exhibition
De l'Allemagne, 1800-1939
From Thursday, March 28 2013 to Monday, June 24 2013
Prussian beauty and creative thought.
This exhibition at the Louvre Museum invites visitors to linger over two hundred works that reflect the major themes of German thought, between 1800 and 1939. Thus, works by artists such as Caspar David Friedrich, Paul Klee, Philipp Otto Runge and Otto Dix and are placed in an intellectual context which explains the trends of the time.
From the late eighteenth century to the eve of the Second World War, German history was marked by the country's need to find a sense of unity, among the nations of Europe. In this politically sensitive context, the notion of "Kultur", inherited from the Enlightenment, seemed a likely basis on which the modern German tradition could take shape.
The exhibition aims to explore how the Fine Arts, from Romanticism to New Objectivity, enjoyed a period of freedom in Germany which was conducive to artistic creativity and innovation.
Metro Palais-Royal - Musée du Louvre
8 minutes walk from the station
In the Napoleon room, under the pyramid
Curator(s) : Sébastien Allard, head conservationist of the Paintings department, Louvre Museum, Danièle Cohn, University professor, director of the Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art Centre, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and Johannes Grave, lecturer at Bielefeld University
From Thursday 28 March to Monday 24 June 2013 :
- Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 09:00 to 18:00
- Wednesday and Friday from 09:00 to 21:45
Admission prices :
- Full price : 12 €