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224 S. m. 220 überwiegend farbigen Abb., 21,5 x 27,5 cm, Klappenbroschur

ISBN 978-3-496-01635-9

German edition available

29,90 € [D]


Fighting for Visibility

Women Artists in the Nationalgalerie before 1919

Hrsg.  Yvette Deseyve und Ralph Gleis
Sofort lieferbar. Erschienen Oktober 2019

Catalogue for the exhibition in the Alte Nationalgalerie Berlin from 11th October 2019 until 8th March 2020  

In 1919, women were admitted to the Berlin Art Academy for the first time. Against this background, the Alte Nationalgalerie has dedicated an exhibition and research project to women artists of the long 19th century in their own collection. Their strategies and networks, which allowed them to become artists, as well as the circumstances under which their works entered the collection, were fundamentally researched for the first time and are now comprehensively presented.

Exactly 100 years ago, the first women were allowed to participate in regular art courses at the Berliner Kunstakademie. While such a late date is no cause for celebration, it nonetheless offers the opportunity to consider the works of these women painters and sculptors, who triumphed against adversity to break into the art world and succeeded in having their works included in the Nationalgalerie’s collection.
Among them are Sabine Lepsius’s self-conscious self-portrait, Maria Slavona’s impressionistic view of the houses of Montmartre, and Caroline Bardua’s spectacular paintings. Even more than the painters, the sculptors encountered opposition to their artistic activities. The powerful works of the German-American sculptor Elisabeth Ney and the Berlin artists Käthe Kollwitz and Renée Sintenis gave the lie to such prejudices.
Alongside these well-known names, the catalogue and exhibition also invites visitors to discover lesser known figures, some of whom are being shown in the Alte Nationalgalerie for the first time.

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