Small Masterpieces

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Small Masterpieces

30 March, 2017 to 01 March, 2018

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Bodestraße, Berlin, Berlin 10178

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Bold studies on nature, travel pictures and animal motifs document the joy of the artists in the inconspicuous, their enthusiasm for form, color and haptics, of light and weather in a constant alternation. Composition and picture designs as well as character studies provide insights into the way the artist works. Accurately observed, concise portraits and self-portraits, on the other hand, go back to the details of miniature painting. Thus, the exhibited works open up a diverse spectrum of aesthetic interests ranging from the Enlightenment to Romanticism to Realism and Pre-Impressionism.

The restoration of the works was supported generously by the Hermann Reemtsma Foundation as part of the "Art in Stock" initiative.