Masterpieces from the Hamburger Kunsthalle collection
We’re turning the spotlight on the finest works in the Hamburger Kunsthalle collection! SPOT ON is a display of more than 200 masterpieces from our permanent collection, spanning from the Old Masters to 19th-century art and Classical Modernism through to the art of the present day. Visitors can see almost 600 years of art history unfold in this fascinating exhibition, which extends over 2,000 m2 on the lower ground floor of the Galerie der Gegenwart. SPOT ON reflects the strengths of the Hamburger Kunsthalle collection – Dutch Golden Age painting, French Impressionism, the Expressionist artists’ groups Brücke and Der Blaue Reiter, as well as Pop art and Vienna Actionism – and also features major groups of works by Caspar David Friedrich, Philipp Otto Runge, Max Liebermann and Edvard Munch that are among the museum’s most significant holdings. The thematically arranged installation encourages viewers to consider the collection from a different perspective: the artworks are grouped according to themes such as role and identity, nature and culture or gesture, material and rhythm. In addition to being highlights of the Hamburger Kunsthalle collection, exhibits such as Johann Georg Hinz’s Kunstkammerregal (1666), Caspar David Friedrich’s Das Eismeer (1823/24), Édouard Manet’s Nana (1877) or Max Beckmann’s Odysseus und Kalypso (1943) are also extremely important from an art-historical point of view. SPOT ON not only gives visitors the chance to see familiar artworks in a new light, it also gives prominence to a number of works that have not been on public display for a long time. The Kunsthalle is taking this opportunity to present the impressive site-specific installations Measurements of Time (1996) by Richard Serra and Healing with Paintings (1996) by Ilya Kabakov. SPOT ON – Masterpieces from the Hamburger Kunsthalle collection. From 1 August 2014 to 31 January 2016 on the lower ground floor of the Hamburger Kunsthalle.
Below is a selection of the artists featured in the collection display. Click through twelve of the masterpieces from the Hamburger Kunsthalle collection.
Bartel Beham, Bernardo Bellotto, Lucas Cranach d.J., Meister Francke, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Johann Georg Hinz, Jan Massys, Peter Paul Rubens, Jacob Isaacksz van Ruisdael and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, among others.
Carl Blechen, Arnold Böcklin, Gustave Courbet, Edgar Degas, Anselm Feuerbach, Caspar David Friedrich, Wilhelm Leibl, Max Liebermann, Édouard Manet, Adolph Menzel, Claude Monet Auguste Rodin and Philipp Otto Runge, among others.
Francis Bacon, Max Beckmann, Lovis Corinth, James Ensor, Max Ernst, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Oskar Kokoschka, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Otto Mueller, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, among others.
Joseph Beuys, Tracey Emin, David Hockney, Rebecca Horn, Ilya Kabakov, On Kawara, Yves Klein, Kitty Kraus, Robert Morris, Hermann Nitsch, George Segal, Richard Serra, Franz Erhard Walther and Andy Warhol, among others.
Alle Reprophotos: Elke Walford, Christoph Irrgang
Max Beckmann, Joseph Beuys, Richard Serra: VG Bild-Kunst Bonn 2014
Caspar David Friedrich: SHK/Hamburger Kunsthalle
Andy Warhol: © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./ARS, NY 2014