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Some German art this time.. Beckmann. Exile Figures.

Hosted by the Consul of the Madrid Talk German Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 17 Nov 17:00 - 19:30

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(Dear Internations members, please be aware that this is an activity of the German group and will be therefore hold in German).

Liebe Deutsche Gruppe,

I,m proposing you this time to go to the Max Beckmann exhibition in the Thyssen Museum.
In the autumn of Protected content museum devotes a monographic exhibition to Max Beckmann (Leipzig, Protected content New York, Protected content , one of Germany’s leading 20th-century artists. Initially close to Expressionism and New Objectivity, Beckmann developed a unique and independent pictorial style of a realistic type but one filled with symbolic resonances, offering a powerful account of society of his day.
Curated by Tomàs Llorens, the exhibition brings together more than 50 works, including paintings, lithographs and sculptures, organised thematically into two principal sections. The first, smaller section covers Beckmann’s years in Germany from the period prior to World War I, when he first achieved public recognition, to the rise of National Socialism in the Protected content when he was expelled from the Frankfurt art school where he taught and was banned from exhibiting in public. The second, larger part, focuses on the artist’s years in Amsterdam and the United States where he lived after he was obliged to leave Germany. This part is based on four metaphors relating to exile, understood both literally and as the existential condition of modern man: Masks, which looks at the loss of identity associated with the condition of exile; Electric Babylon, which focuses on the modern city as the capital of exile; The long goodbye, which constructs a parallel between exile and death; and The Sea, a metaphor of the infinite, its powers of seduction and alienation.
It seems to be very much worth watching and I think it will inspire us lot of issues to talk about afterwards by a drink while practising our common language.. GERMAN!

And remember that anyone is responsible for buying her.his own ticket for 17.15!!! . Hier ist the link:
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For free and reduced conditions tickets look on:
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And that’s all folks! Have a nice week.. and come by if you wish to enjoy some German art with the group on Saturday afternoon!

Bis dahin…

Alles Gute,