New Treasures at the MKdW From Max Liebermann to Jochen Hein

27. December 2020 to 12. September 2021

In recent years, the Museum Kunst der Westküste has been able to add more than 200 major new works to its collection. These include acquisitions as well as permanent loans and donations. With its focus on paintings and prints devoted to the overall theme of “sea and seaside” in the period from 1830 until 1930 in the four countries of Norway, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands, the unique and very homogeneous collection currently assembles more than 900 works. International contemporary art focusing on the same range of subjects also plays an important role.

 

The exhibition combines a selection of “new treasures” with works which have been part of the collection for some time. This juxtaposition allows us to see how focal areas of the collection have been expanded. Prominently included are paintings and oil sketches by the German impressionist Max Liebermann. Colourful images of the North Sea and ports by Erich Heckel add expressionist compositions. The exhibition also features impressive artworks by the Skagen painters Michael Ancher and Christian Krogh alongside landscapes by North Frisian artists like Hans Peter Feddersen and Emil Nolde.

 

In the field of contemporary art, monumental paintings by Jochen Hein reveal the inexhaustible possibilities painting offers with regard to the subject of the sea. Photographic works by the artists in residence Mila Teshaieva and Anja Jensen re-examine the insular heimat.

 

 

ARTISTS:

Michael Ancher, Floris Arntzenius, Gregor von Bochmann d. J., Eugène Boudin, Johann Vincenz Cissarz, Otto Heinrich Engel, Carl Christian Feddersen, Hans Peter Feddersen, Erich Heckel, Jochen Hein, Carl Hilmers, Nan Hoover, Anja Jensen, Carl Ludwig Jessen, Johan B. Jongkind, Frederik Hendrik Kaemmerer, Susanne Kessler, Christian Krohg, Charles Henri Joseph Leickert, Max Liebermann, Emil Nolde, Denis Rouvre, Andreas Schelfhout, Mila Teshaieva       

 

 

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Michael Ancher
Der ertrunkene Fischer, 1895
Michael Ancher
Der ertrunkene Fischer, 1895

Öl auf Leinwand, 56 x 70 cm

Museum Kunst der Westküste, Foto: Lukas Spörl

Frederik Hendrik Kaemmerer
Elegante Damen am Scheveninger Strand, 1871
Frederik Hendrik Kaemmerer
Elegante Damen am Scheveninger Strand, 1871

Öl auf Holzfaserplatte, 15,5 × 24 cm,

Museum Kunst der Westküste,
© Foto: Kunsthandel Simonis & Buunk, Ede, The Netherlands

Max Liebermann
An der See – Strandbild, 1911
Max Liebermann
An der See – Strandbild, 1911

Öl auf Leinwand, 63 x 74,5 cm, 

Museum Kunst der Westküste, Dauerleihgabe aus Privatbesitz

Floris Arntzenius
Badegäste am Scheveninger Strand, n. d.
Floris Arntzenius
Badegäste am Scheveninger Strand, n. d.

Öl auf Leinwand, auf Holz aufgezogen, 31,6 x 51,5 cm
Museum Kunst der Westküste, Foto: Lukas Spörl

Otto Heinrich Engel
Friesenhaus in der Nachmittagssonne, 1904
Otto Heinrich Engel
Friesenhaus in der Nachmittagssonne, 1904

Öl auf Leinwand, 39 x 50 cm
Museum Kunst der Westküste, Foto: Lukas Spörl

Erich Heckel
Meerlandschaft bei Ostende, 1917
Erich Heckel
Meerlandschaft bei Ostende, 1917

Tempera auf Leinwand, 41,3 x 52 cm
Museum Kunst der Westküste, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, Foto: Lukas Spörl

Jochen Hein
Kochende See, 2020
Jochen Hein
Kochende See, 2020

Acryl auf Leinwand, 200 x 300 cm
© Courtesy of the artist

Mila Teshaieva
Elisabeth/Zweifel, 2014
Mila Teshaieva
Elisabeth/Zweifel, 2014

Baryta Art Print, 84 x 105 cm
Museum Kunst der Westküste