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City. Country. Animal: The Color Woodcut in Prague Around 1900

Between 1905 and 1908, the German-Bohemian artists Walther Klemm and Carl Thiemann created an extensive and ambitious work in the then revived medium of color woodcut, which was attained by the German expressionists only a few years later. With unprecedentedly strong coloring and bold color combinations, with unusual perspectives and a planned overall program, Klemm and Thiemann sought to assert themselves as a modern and successful artist duo in the center of Europe. They preferably showed city views, landscapes and animals.

In contrast to works by other artists from Prague, the exhibition will also show the Prague context for the first time in Germany. In addition, she locates the rapid early work of Klemm and Thiemann in a broader context of art history. These include the great Japanese and European predecessors as well as the work of his colleagues in Vienna.

The Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie Regensburg is the first stop of the exhibition, which goes back to an idea of ​​the National Gallery in Prague and was conceived jointly with it. At the same time, the Kunstmuseum Spendhaus in Reutlingen shows the show "Inspired by Japan. Martha Cunz and the Farbholzschnitt um 1900 "(1 April to 18 June 2017), which is dedicated to the Kunstzentrum München and was conceived in cooperation with the Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum St. Gallen.
Relevant research areas: Eastern Europe, 20th Century, Relief printing

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