[Fehmarn – Kirchner´s Paradise.]
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, star of German expressionism, fled from the hectic urban life in Dresden and Berlin to the idyllic island of Fehmarn. Being both an opposite pole and a retreat from life in the city, Kirchner was especially fascinated by Fehmarn’s almost untouched nature, nearly devoid of man. More than a mere retreat, he made the island his Arcadia, his very own private paradise.
The exhibition ‚Fehmarn – KIRCHNERS PARADIES‘ shows 50 original drawings from his groundbreaking creative period between 1908 and 1914 with 12 drawings of motives from Fehmarn at its center.
Kirchners self-chosen paradise is presented in his drawings and shows the artist in search of an original unity of man and nature. Free from social constraints. In ecstasy. Always armed with pencil, charcoal stick, and brush. Full of bliss, of euphoria, he creates and thereby finds a new and pure stylistic idiom.
The catalogue will be published just in time for the opening of the exhibition „Fehmarn – KIRCHNERS PARADIES“ on 9.th July 2017. It shows the pictures of the exhibition along with an art historical essay by the curator Imke Ehlers. It also tells the 25-year long history of the E. L. Kirchner Society on Fehmarn and, the icing on the cake, contains unpublished poems about Kirchner by the poet DORIS RUNGE.
88 Pages, Softcover, Richly Illustrated, Date of Publication: 9th July 2017, Format: 20 x 27 cm
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