A European Artist

From October 7, 2021 to January 9, 2022, the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt will be showing very special treasures from the diverse works of the artist Max Liebermann (July 20, 1847 - February 8, 1935), which have never before been found in this precise selection. What the exhibition "I. Max Liebermann - A European Artist« so precious is not just the large number of works shown, but the high quality that manifests itself in their pieces. This is thanks to numerous lenders, such as the Nationalgalerie Berlin, Musée d’Orsay Paris, Art Museum The Hague, Teylers Museum Haarlem, Musée des Beaux-Art Dijon, the Kurt and Barbara Alten Ascona Art Foundation and numerous German collections.

As a driving force of 19th-century German art, Max Liebermann was networked with the whole of Europe and considered a link who strikingly united German with French and Dutch art. The exhibition focuses on Liebermann's artistic examination of the works of such great predecessors as Jean-François Millet and Rembrandt van Rijn, and enables a direct comparison with them.

He influenced Realism, shaped German Impressionism and had a decisive impact on German art in general. But who was he really? How did the rigorously educated son of an upper middle-class family become the painter of simple peasant life, as if nothing else were closer to him? How did the initially hostile realist finally become the master of German Impressionism and thus become one of the most important players on the German art scene? Max Liebermann was an innovator of painting and he uncompromisingly painted what he understood to be the demands of the art of his time.

Join us this autumn to experience Max Liebermann, his euphoria for the everyday, for modernism and for cosmopolitan networking!

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Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt
Friedensplatz 1
64283 Darmstadt


Dr. Martin Faass
T 06151 1657-001


7 Oktober 2021 until 9 Januar 2022

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Extended opening hours of the exhibition

at the weekends, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


12 Euro, reduced 8 Euro
Group rate: 10 Euro p. p.

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