Post-1945 Art. The Later Works of Former Novembrists
Our present exhibition is a follow-up to our past presentation of the November Group, giving some insight into the variety of the artistic ways former Novembrists took after 1945.
To many members of the November Group – as well as to almost all German artists – the years between 1933 and 1945 meant a crucial break in their lives and work. In 1933 the National Socialists banned the artists’ association. Four years later, paintings by the Novembrists were removed from public collections and suffered defamatory presentation in the NS exhibition “Degenerate Art”. And, eventually, air raids destroyed the studios of many visual artists in the cities.
Liberation in 1945 meant creative fresh start in all fields. Some of the artists continued the work they had started in the 1920s. Others looked for new contents and found completely new expression in colour and shape, inspired by the international artistic development.
Opening: 29 January 2015, from 6 to 9 pm
|Hans Brass||Bernhard Klein|
|Max Burchartz||Thilo Maatsch|
|Erwin Hahs||Otto Möller|
|Hannah Höch||Rudolf Möller|
|Willy Robert Huth||Emy Roeder|
|Ida Kerkovius||Gabriel Pellon|