Painting is the basis and focus of the collection at the Kunsthalle zu Kiel
The early phase of the collection is marked by the civil involvement and commitment of the Schleswig-Holsteinischer Kunstverein during the latter half of the 19th century. Besides the impressive University Collection boasting especially early Dutch painting (such as, to name a few, Jan van Hemessen, Abraham Bloemaert, Hendrickter Brugghen, Adriaen van de Venne), the focus of the Kunsthalle zu Kiel Collection is on art since the late 18th century: Paintings from Denmark’s “Golden Age“ (Jens Juel, Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Johan Christian Dahl, Thomas Fearnley), Italian landscapes by Jakob Philipp Hackert, interiors by Georg Friedrich Kersting, masterpieces by Joseph Anton Koch, Karl Blechen, and Carl Spitzweg amongst others, and not to forget a history painting by Moritz von Schwind or paintings by Anselm Feuerbach.
We are continuing in this thread and have expanded the collection to include modern art under the direction of the professors of the Art History Department of Christian Albrecht University: Works of the German impressionists (Max Liebermann, Lovis Corinth, Max Slevogt, Walter Leistikow, Wilhelm Trübner, Hans Olde), of expressionism, and New Objectivity (Karl Hofer, Franz Radziwill, Alexander Kanoldt, Albert Aereboe, Gottfried Brockmann).
Since 1970, post-World War II art has been added as a focus of the collection under the guidance of the directors of the Kunsthalle zu Kiel. Art informel represented by Gerhard Hoehme, Bernhard Schultze, Hann Trier, Peter Brüning, K.O. Götz, KF Dahmen, Emil Schumacher, Emilio Vedova, Antoni Tápies, the artists' groups COBRA and SPUR, concrete art and constructivism as well as Op Art are all part of our collection, providing a broad range of art that also includes the works of pivotal contemporary artists such as Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Georg Baselitz, Markus Lüpertz, Per Kirkeby, Franz Gertsch, Imi Knoebel, Marlene Dumas, Neo Rauch, Peter Doig, Daniel Richter, or Tal R.
Dr. Regina Göckede
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