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WeGoNaked@VILLA VAUBAN

Hosted by the Consul of the Luxembourg Culture Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 01 Jun 16:00 - 17:30

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Before the exciting exhibition PLAKEG! ends on June 16th, we would like to invite you to join the free guided tour in English explaining how a fundamental change occured in the conception of the nude towards the end of the 19th century: Protected content

For those not participating in the ING Run afterwards, feel free to join for drinks and dinner (location tba).

The exhibition focuses on paintings, drawings and graphic works by German artist Lovis Corinth Protected content , in whose work variations of the nude occupy a central place, from the model study in the studio to the ironic view on classical antiquity to sensual and intimate scenes. Together with works by some of Corinth’s contemporaries (Albert Weisgerber, Max Slevogt, Hans Purrmann, Auguste Renoir, Auguste Rodin and Edgar Degas), the exhibition highlights an epoch in transition.

In addition, early photographs are shown that influenced nude studies at the time. They were used as visual aids at the art academies where they partially replaced the living model. Very painterly photographs from Edward Steichen’s Pictorialist phase serve as a counterpoint to these anatomical studies.

Selected works by Luxembourg artists such as Corneille Lentz, Joseph Kutter and Jean Schaack provide an outlook on the further development of nude painting in the 20th century; following their studies in the European art capitals and inspired by French Impressionism and later by German Expressionism, these artists adopted the new approaches to nude painting.

In cooperation with Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover and with special support of Albert-Weisgerber-Stiftung St. Ingbert and Landesmuseum Mainz.