Fighting for Visibility

Fighting for Visibility

Women Artists in the Nationalgalerie before 1919
Herausgeber: Yvette Deseyve; Ralph Gleis

Exactly 100 years ago, the first women were allowed to participate in regular art courses at the Berliner Kunstakademie. While such a late date is no cause for celebration, it nonetheless offers the opportunity to consider the works of these women painters and sculptors, who triumphed against adversity to break into the art world and succeeded in having their works included in the Nationalgalerie’s collection. Among them are Sabine Lepsius’s self-conscious self-portrait, Maria Slavona’s impressionistic view of the houses of Montmartre, and Caroline Bardua’s spectacular paintings. Even more than the painters, the sculptors encountered opposition to their artistic activities. The powerful works of the German-American sculptor Elisabeth Ney and the Berlin artists Käthe Kollwitz and Renée Sintenis gave the lie to such prejudices. Alongside these well-known names, the catalogue and exhibition also invites visitors to discover lesser known figures, some of whom are being shown in the Alte Nationalgalerie for the first time." "
Order number:
1608507
Regions
Europe
Museums & Collections
Alte Nationalgalerie, Museumsinsel, Nationalgalerie
Subjects
Art
Periods
19th Century
Product types
Books & Media
Location:
Berlin
Year:
2019
Cover:
Hardcover
Pages:
240
Images:
Color images:
114
Size:
21,5 x 27 cm

 

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