Undiscovered Meteors

Ludwig Meidner – Ernst Barlach

The painter, graphic artist and poet Ludwig Meidner is one of the most fascinating modernist artists and one who worked in range of genres. His work, a reflection of social changes and personal crises, persuades through its passion, sensitivity and obstinacy. This publication presents Meidner’s art from the 1910s – eruptive “Apocalyptic Landscapes”, vivid portraits and self-portraits, tense street and café scenes, cryptic portrayals of prophets – in a dialogue with the major works of Ernst Barlach and presents the literary work of both artists, bringing two masters of German Expressionism together, who are usually viewed as polar opposites. Beyond the clichés of the urban rebel Meidner and the pious recluse Barlach, this book offer a view of the diverse view of humanity of both artists – and uncovers noteworthy parallels.
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Undiscovered Meteors

July 2009

ISBN 978-3-86678-336-2

19,50 × 25,00 cm

176 pages

115 colored and 6 b/w illustrations

Hardcover linen-bound, bound, without dust jacket, without Schuber

Languages: German

by Karsten Müller, Ernst Barlach Haus, Stiftung , Hermann F. Reemtsma, Hamburg authors Karsten Müller and Hans-Jürgen Schwalm with selected prose by Ludwig Meidner and Ernst Barlach

The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition „ Unter unerforschlichen Meteoren LUDWIG MEIDNER – ERNST BARLACH“, 11 October 2009 to 31 January 2010, Ernst Barlach Haus, Stiftung Hermann F. Reemtsma, Hamburg, February 2010, Kunsthalle Recklinghausenv, 14 February to 18 April 2010.