Integrated into the sweeping historical circuit through the museum’s Classical Modernism collection will be some 40 paintings and sculptures by 40 different members of the Secession – among them Alma del Banco, Karl Ballmer, Fritz Flinte, Ivo Hauptmann, Paul Henle, Karl Kluth, Dorothea Maetzel-Johannsen, Rolf Nesch, Anita Rée, Otto Rodewald, Heinrich Steinhagen, Heinrich Stegemann and Gretchen Wohlwill. This direct juxtaposition with modernist works by artists from all over Europe is designed to reveal how the members of the Hamburg Secession picked up in manifold ways on the art trends of their time.
The 4th of October 2019 marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death (1606–1669). (…) On display will be (…) for example »Simeon and Hannah in the Temple« (1627) and »Maurits Huygens, Secretary to the Council of State in The Hague« (1632), two masterpieces from Rembrandt’s early period in Leiden and Amsterdam. These will be supplemented by the painting »The Expulsion of Hagar« (1612) by Pieter Lastman, who taught Rembrandt for six months in his workshop circa 1625. Exhibited alongside the three paintings will be a selection of around 60 etchings, including landscapes, portraits and works on religious themes.
The exhibition offers a new and comprehensive look at the early works of these current star painters and asks why these four German artists in particular have become the focus of interest in art around the world.
Edith Dekyndt (b. 1960 in Ypres, Belgium) lives and works in Tournai and Berlin. Her works have been shown at venues including the BOZAR and the Wiels in Brussels, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Witte de With in Rotterdam. Dekyndt was awarded the Kunstpreis 2010.