For the first time, the Hamburger Kunsthalle is dedicating a solo exhibition to Ernst Wilhelm Nay (1902-1968), one of the most important painters of the 20th century, and at the same time showing the first retrospective of the artist in a long time. Nay’s powerful, intensely colored paintings are considered a bridge between art before and after World War II. They combine expressionism, abstraction, and gestural painting after 1945, as well as German and international modernism.
With around 120 paintings, watercolors and drawings, the exhibition presents Nay’s complex oeuvre in all its phases. Created over a period of 50 years, between 1919 and 1968, it displays a wide range of different modes of representation and historical references. The works on loan come from renowned public and private collections. They are complemented by around 20 works from the holdings of the Hamburger Kunsthalle.
Paar mit Schmetterlingen, 1939, Öl auf Leinwand, 90 x 115 cm, Sammlung Alexejew-Brandl
© Ernst Wilhelm Nay Stiftung /VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022, Foto: Trevor Good
Ausstellung: 25. March 2022 – 07. August 2022
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Dienstag bis Sonntag 10:00–18:00 Uhr
Donnerstag 10:00–21:00 Uhr
Erwachsene: 14 Euro
Ermäßigt: 8 Euro
Kinder und Jugendliche unter 18 Jahren: Eintritt frei