Exhibition catalogue


Nolde, Klee & der Blaue Reiter

October 1st - December 12th, 2015

March 24th - June 25th, 2016


The purpose of the exhibition that the “Gabriele and Anna Foundation” will present over the years is to raise awareness and to surprise and delight visitors by introducing them to internationally recognized artistic periods of great interest.

The first exhibition will open to the public on Thursday 1st October 2015, with an event dedicated to German Expressionism, which aims to introduce the visitor to the ​​paintings and artwork of the great artists of this particular artistic and cultural period of the 20th century.

The exhibition focuses on the members of “Der Blaue Reiter” movement and their friends.

This includes works by Russian representatives, such as Wassily Kandinsky, Alexej von Jawlensky and Marianne von Werefkin who painted, together with the German artists August Macke, Franz Marc, Gabriele Münter, and Heinrich Campendonk, in the southern Bavarian countryside.

In addition to the “South German Expressionists”, the Foundation will present several artworks by two main masters of the Bauhaus, Paul Klee and Lyonel Feininger. Both have had a close relationship with the artists of “Der Blaue Reiter” movement, and comparisons in their particular although different style can be easily found.

Artworks by the “Northern German Expressionists”, such as Ernst-Ludwig Kirchner and Hermann Max Pechstein, are also part of this extraordinary exhibition. Various artworks by one of the best known German expressionist artists: Emil Nolde, each with its own splendid beauty can be admired at the exhibition.

A challenging book in Italian, German and English, will be published by the Curator “Hirmer” in collaboration with “Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art”. This will include contributions from highly qualified and selected art historians, such as Christian Ring who edited “Ada und Emil Nolde-Stiftung”, or Mario-Andreas with Lüttichau who edited “Folkwang Museum Essen” or Aya Soika, who recently published the catalogue raisonné of the works of Hermann Max Pechstein, and also Osamu Okuda for Paul Klee, and then Ulrich Luckardt for Lyonel Feininger alongside many others that will draft stimulating and unique essays about some of the paintings from the collection. Essays that illustrate the scope of this important artistic movement that will be subject of this first exhibition, so that visitors will not only appreciate the aesthetic value but also the intellectual value.

The plan for future events foresees various exhibitions annually. The next exhibition will most probably be dedicated to the great artist Zoran Music, represented in the collection with many important drawings, watercolours and oils.

The possibility of organising exhibitions of the works of contemporary artists of great interest in the coming years is being considered.

The goal of Gabriele and Anna Braglia, who are art lovers and collectors forever, is to share with the public their great love and enthusiasm, and to give people the opportunity to better understand the artistic ideas and energies and to realize that art can help them better understand the world.

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