Classical Modernism

Hauptbau / Curator: Dr Eva Reifert


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Our holdings of classic modernist art are on view on the main building’s second floor. Each of the four prominent corner galleries is dedicated to a mainstay of the collection: the tour starts on the left with French paintings and works of Purism, continues with Expressionism and Surrealism, and concludes with the distinctive formal idiom of Constructivism.

Short introductions familiarize visitors with key “moments of the collection”—important donations, endowments, and purchases that made our collection what it is today, including the acquisitions of 1939, which are explained in brief notes accompanying the individual works.

Works by:

Josef Albers

Hans Arp

Ernst Barlach

Max Beckmann

Georges Braque

Bernard Buffet

Alexander Calder

Giorgio de Chirico

Lovis Corinth

Salvador Dalí

Robert Delaunay

Otto Dix

Theo van Doesburg

Jean Dubuffet

Max Ernst

Lyonel Feininger

Alberto Giacometti

Augusto Giacometti

Giovanni Giacometti

Juan Gris

Hans Hartung

Valery Heussler

Alexej von Jawlensky

Le Corbusier (Charles Edouard Jeanneret)

Wassily Kandinsky

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Paul Klee

Oskar Kokoschka

Henri Laurens

Fernand Léger

Wilhelm Lehmbruck

Jacques Lipchitz

Richard Paul Lohse

Richard Long

René Magritte

Franz Marc

André Masson

Joan Miró

Paula Modersohn-Becker

László Moholy-Nagy

Louis Moilliet

Piet Mondrian

Edvard Munch

Emil Nolde

Meret Oppenheim

Amédée Ozenfant

Antoine Pevsner

Pablo Picasso

Serge Poliakoff

Adya van Rees

Jean-Paul Riopelle

Henri Rousseau

Egon Schiele

Oskar Schlemmer

Georg Scholz

Georg Schrimpf

Kurt Schwitters

Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Yves Tanguy

Georges Vantongerloo

Maria Helena Vieira da Silva

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart






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