Audioguide: 10 years MKdW – Masterpieces

Beschreibung

When the Museum Kunst der Westküste opened on 31 July 2009, no one could have imagined that it would become such a great success and experience this kind of overwhelming and continually increasing resonance among visitors. We have thought up something extra special for you this year! To mark our 10th birthday, we are presenting an excellent selection of masterworks from the exquisite Kunst der Westküste Collection – augmented by extraordinary pieces from important German and international museums and private collections.

The Museum Kunst der Westküste has devoted itself to art created between 1830 and 1930 in the magnificent landscape of the region along the coasts of Norway, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands and dealing with the general theme of “sea and coast”. The artists of the collection, including the Norwegians Johan Christian Dahl and Edvard Munch, the Danish painters Anna Ancher and Peder Severin Krøyer, the Dutch artists Piet Mondrian and Jan Toorop and the Germans Max Liebermann and Otto Mueller, are inviting – so to speak – “guests” to Alkersum.

The exhibition presents a century of painting and, with it, a period of time in which extremely important artistic developments made their mark: whether Norwegian Romanticism, the newest realistic tendencies from the circle of Jozef Israëls or the many variations between Impressionism and Expressionism. In these paintings viewers can discover a new awareness of the coastal regions along the North Sea, the changes in the lives of fishermen and their families on land and at sea, the beach’s discovery around 1900 as a scene of social life around 1900 and also the importance of light in atmospheric interiors and in nature. These painters observed social and economic shifts with great sensitivity and strikingly documented them in their pictures.    

German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is serving as the exhibition’s patron.

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Peder Severin Krøyer: "Boys Bathing at Skagen. Summer Evening", 1899
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Peder Severin Krøyer: "From the South Beach, Skagen", 1883
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Peder Severin Krøyer: "Fishermen on the Beach of Skagen. Mild Summer Evening", 1883
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Peder Severin Krøyer: "Three Fishermen Pulling a Boat", 1885
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Christian Krohg: "Eyewitnesses", not dated
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Jozef Israëls: "Little Jan. The First Step", 1860
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Andreas Achenbach: "Scheveningen", 1869
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Johan Christian Dahl: "Shipwreck on the Coast of Finnmark", 1847w Station
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Peder Balke: "Moonlit Beach", 1843/44
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Christian Morgenstern: "Norwegian Mountain Scenery at Slidrefjord", 1829
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Louis Gurlitt: "At Hardangerfjord", 1835
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Edvard Munch: "Fisherman by the Water", 1881
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Edvard Munch: "The Day After", 1894
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Johan Barthold Jongkind: "Sailing Boats on the Maas", 1870
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Eugène Boudin: "Low Tide at Scheveningen Beach", 1875
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Max Liebermann: "On Noordwijk Beach", 1908
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Isaac Israëls: "Cool Early Spring on Scheveningen Pier", not dated
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Piet Mondrian: "Oostzijdse Mill Viewed from Dock at Landzicht Farm", c. 1902/03
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Jan Toorop: "Dike Road near Westkapelle", 1910
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Christian Krohg: "Portrait of a Fisher Boy Wearing a Southwester", not dated
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Anna Ancher: "Small Girls with a Cod", not dated
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Anna Ancher: "Ane Hedvig Brøndum Sitting at the Table", 1910
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Max Liebermann: "Boys Bathing", 1902
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Max Liebermannn: "Tennis Players at the Seashore – 1st Version", 1901
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Max Liebermann: "Two Horsemen on the Beach, Riding to the Left", 1910
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Max Liebermann: "Mussel Fisher – Grey Sea", 1908
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Isaac Grünewald: "From the Bathing Beach", 1917
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Erich Heckel: "Seascape near Ostend", 1917 / "North Sea Dunes", 1923
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Max Beckmann: "Beach Scenery at Incoming Tide", 1904
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Emil Nolde: "Coastal Landscape", not dated