Monday, November 17, 2008

Kirchner and The Berlin Street

Kirchner and the Berlin Street, just finished showing at MoMA, had settled into a very nice groove. Busy when it first opened back in August, a lot of tourists, I must say, who made their way back home for September and some local populace who hadn't escaped to The Hampton's, eager for something new, the crowds thinned somewhat and it became a very nice exhibition to spend some time perusing, which I indeed did. They grew on me, those Berlin St scenes. Was hoping for another look last Sunday, but it had closed. Haven't bought the book yet, but I'm sure I will, finances permitting.

MoMA has a great online exhibition of the show

The show centred on a series of works painted 1913-15, known as the Street Scenes, depicting 'street walkers' or prostitutes.








Berlin Street 1910


Some other works shown
Dresden 1908/19



Panama Dancers, 1910-11



Tramway Arch 1915



Nude, 1912-14



Street Scene at Night 1926-27



German Expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938)

Self portrait



2 Comments:

Blogger Monty said...

Wow! You actually wrote stuff, instead of just pictures! LOL :-)

6:13 pm  
Blogger Jayne said...

Love the paintings, they're stunning :)

5:41 pm  

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