The Morning of the Romantic Era. 35 paintings and more than 200 drawings along with 50 cut-outs covers the entire range of Philipp Otto Runge's oeuvre
The Morning of the Romantic Era. The first major retrospective exhibition for over 30 years dedicated to the other great artist of German Romanticism - Philipp Otto Runge. It was his desire to unite the different genres of the arts, poetry, painting, music and architecture in one great overall vision. In his famous paintings of the Small and Large Morning he gave suitable expression to a typically Romantic understanding of nature based on cycles of life, the seasons, and the times of day. Runge also made a major contribution to the genre of portraiture. His self-portraits testify to his questioning and reflection of himself as a person and an artist. This presentation of 35 paintings and more than 200 drawings along with 50 cut-outs covers the entire range of his oeuvre. At the core of the show is the artist's struggle to find the best means of conveying his ideas. From the first concept sketch through to the finished painting, viewers are given the impression of being able to look over the shoulder of this visionary painter at work. The exhibition pays tribute to his artistic genius to mark the 200th anniversary of his death. Opening 2nd December 2010 h 6pm.