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Biblical Imagination in German Expressionist Prints

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Kathë Kollwitz (1867–1945), 'Visitation (Mary and Elizabeth),' Germany. Woodcut, 1928, 15 ½ x 18 inches.

March 15 through October 19, 2024

In Germany, the dawn of the 20th century marked a period of religious, philosophical, and artistic transition. Nietzsche's famous assertion that God was dead hung heavily in the air. Nevertheless, German Expressionist art of the era is saturated with biblical subjects and religious themes. In Reconciled: Biblical Imagination in German Expressionist Prints, you'll explore how artists like Max Beckmann, Lovis Corinth, Kathë Kollwitz, Otto Dix, Christian Rohlfs, Schmidt-Rottloff, Vassily Kandinsky, and Edvard Munch found meaning in and bared their souls through biblical themes and narratives as they endured the tumult, upheavel, and conflict of early 20th-century Germany.

This exhibition is organized by the Bowden Collections.

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