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Painting & Sculpture 19th–21st Century

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Edited by the Museum Folkwang

German/English
13 x 19.5 cm
304 Pages
208 ills. in color
Flexi-cover
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ISBN 978-3-944874-09-8 (German)
ISBN 978-3-944874-10-4 (English)



AN ENLIGHTENING TOUR THROUGH THE MUSEUM FOLKWANG

 

FOR VISITORS AND FANS OF THIS MAJOR GERMAN MUSEUM: 
AN OVERVIEW OF THE PAINTING AND SCULPTURE COLLECTIONS

»To contribute to the improvement of public taste« was the stated intention of art collector Karl Ernst Osthaus. The Hagen-born son of a banker, Osthaus assembled a private collection that later became the basis of the Museum Folkwang’s remarkable treasure trove of art. Located in Essen, the museum is best known for its distinguished holdings of masterpieces from the era of the avant-garde to the mid-twentieth century. The focus is on the period extending from Paul Cézanne to Max Beckmann, including artists as Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh; renowned contemporary artists such as Martin Kippenberger and Lothar Baumgarten are also represented in the collection. Sculptures and installations round out this impressive and sensitively designed volume.

This guide takes visitors on a chronological tour of the museum’s nineteenth-, twentieth-, and twenty-first-century collections, and contains and concise introduction to the museum’s history and architectural design.