EVENT LANGUAGE: GERMAN.
Bright colors, strong outlines, unerring transfer of optical stimuli into simple pictures – this is how the work of the expressionist presents itself, who for decades was perceived merely as “the woman at Wassily Kandinsky’s side. In the meantime, Gabriele Münter (1877-1962) has been widely recognized as one of the leading protagonists of the German avant-garde and is being honored for the first time in Austria in the form of a comprehensive retrospective.
Gabriele Münter’s life odyssey was also an artistic one. The late Impressionist episodes were followed by the discovery of the Upper Bavarian town of Murnau am Staffelsee. There, in the summer of 1908, the painter was able to achieve a two-dimensional style of painting, freed from all superfluous accessories; the palette knife was replaced by the broad brush, also through inspiration from the circle of the Blaue Reiter. The years of exile in Scandinavia between 1915 and 1920 were marked as much by success as by disappointment over the failed relationship with Kandinsky. After a long creative crisis, a neo-objective phase followed in Berlin and Paris in the late 1920s, before the painter finally settled in Murnau in 1930 and increasingly returned to the style of the time around 1910.
The show also takes into account aspects of her work, such as her involvement with photography, excursions into abstraction, printmaking, and the in-depth reception of children’s and folk art.
Event fully booked.
FULLY BOOKED: Curator tour Ivan Ristić & Annegret Hoberg: "GABRIELE MÜNTER. Retrospective"
11 Nov 2023/11:00-12:00H
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Österreich
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Gabriele Münter, Bildnis Marianne von Werefkin, 1909, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau München © Bildrecht, Wien 2023