Paula Modersohn-Becker
Pioneer of Modern Art
4.2. — 1.5.2017

Paula Modersohn-Becker: Zwei Mädchen in weißem und blauem Kleid, sich an der Schulter umfassend, 1906, Privatbesitz

Paula Modersohn-Becker
Pioneer of Modern Art

4.2. — 1.5.2017

With Paula Modersohn-Becker: Pioneer of Modern Art, the Bucerius Kunst Forum presents a tightly edited reconsideration of this exceptional German artist’s works, on display from 4 February–1 May 2017. In 80 works, the solo exhibition reveals the unique significance of Modersohn-Becker’s brief creative period, which took place between two radically different generations of artists, the later Impressionists and the Expressionists. The presentation offers a fresh take on the outstanding works of Modersohn-Becker thanks to a carefully curated selection of her paintings and drawings that also includes lesser-known works. Variations on the same subject are displayed and reveal how her unique pictorial language and methods developed over the course of her short artistic career. Although Modersohn-Becker’s idiosyncratic, avant-garde style was thought to be confusing and alienating during her lifetime, it is now understood as revolutionary and groundbreaking. This exhibition is the first to present the artist as a trailblazer of modernism.

The exhibition is curated by Professor Uwe M. Schneede and has been organised in cooperation with the Paula-Modersohn-Becker-Foundation in Bremen, Germany.


daily 11:00 am — 7:00 pm
thursday 11:00 am — 9:00 pm

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Adults: 12 Euro
Reduced: 6 Euro
Tuesdays (except holidays): 6 Euro


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Paula Modersohn-Becker
Pioneer of Modern Art

Exhibition Catalog

Editors Kathrin Baumstark
and Uwe M. Schneede
Articles by K. Baumstark, S. Ewald, K. Schick, F. Schmidt, U. M. Schneede, R. Stamm and W. Werner
Description 180 Pages
200 Images
Publishing House Hirmer Verlag,
Price 39,90 Euro
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