For the first time in Italy, 150 works of the Modern German Realism at the Correr Museum of Venice.
From may 2015 the Museum Correr
presents a great exhibition, the first event in Italy to explore the themes that characterize the dominant artistic trends of the Weimar Republic: NEW OBJECTIVITY - Art in Germany at the time of the Weimar Republic 1919-1933
The exhibition features about 150 works of art by more than 40 artists (including paintings, photographs, draquings and prints) and it is organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in association with the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia
and with the support of 24 ORE Cultura – Gruppo 24 ORE.
NEW OBJECTIVITY - Art in Germany at the time of the Weimar Republic 1919-1933
gives the visitor a unique chance to discover the art of some less known artists like Hans Finsler
, Georg Schrimpf
, Heinrich Maria Davringhausen
, Carl Grossberg
, and Aenne Biermann
. In the set-up special attention is directed to make a comparison between painting and photography, offering the unique opportunity to examine the similarities and differences between the movement’s diverse media.
In the period between the end of World War I and Nazism arrival, Germany’s first democracy was a laboratory for cultural experiences, witnessing the end of Expressionism, the exuberant anti-art activities of the Dadaists, the establishment of the Bauhaus and the emergence of a new realism.
This new realism has been called in different ways like Post-Expressionism
, and Magic Realism
, and has been recognised by the exhibition Neue Sachlichkeit
(New Objectivity) held in Mannheim in 1925.
The exhibition path is divided into into five thematic sections
: Life in Democracy and the Aftermath of the War
points out the difference of conditions between Germany’s rising bourgeoisie and those suffered most from the war’s effects; The City and the Nature of Landscape
explores the growing disparity between an even more industrialized urbanity and nostalgic longing for the rural world; Still Life and Commodities
focused on a new form of the traditional still life; Man and Machine
examines the artist’s different approaches towards the trasformation and dehumanization effects due to rapid industrialization; lastly, New Identities: Type and Portraiture
shows a new trend in portraiture in which subjects are more represented as social classes rather than individual subjects.
Every day from 10am to 7pm
The ticket office closes at 6pm
Full price € 12,00