Erich Heckel’s “Franzi Reclining”, 1910. Part of MoMA’s extraordinary collection of German Expressionism prints.
image: Museum of Modern Art, New York
Roberta Smith has written a wonderful, lively and informative article entitled “Bleak Visions From Early-20th-Century Rebels” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times looking at the highly colorful and intensely graphic exhibition “German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse” at the Museum of Moder Art (open to the public Sunday 27 March - 11 July, 2011, (212) 708-9400, moma.org). Smith describes the show as, among other things, ”infused with an urgent, crackling energy, by turns joyful, satiric, grim and tragic”, easily motivation enough for one to see it.
However, for those of us who, for some reason, won’t be in New York between tomorrow and 11 July, MoMA has announced that as of Sunday all 3,380 German Expressionist works on paper in its collection will become available for online viewing at moma.org/germanexpressionism. Amazing, and excellent.
In the meantime, great slideshow, here.
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