Since the 17th century, a wide sky and a flat horizon have been the typical characteristics of Dutch landscape painting. At the same time, they have also been characteristic of the artistic portrayals of the Lower Rhine region. For the first time ever, using paintings, drawings, graphic art and photographs, the exhibition catalogue traces the fascination that the cultural and natural space around the Rhine has had for artists on both sides of the German-Dutch border over the centuries. Authors writing about the different subject areas describe various aspects of the art, meteorology, geography and history of a landscape area that is steeped in tradition.
Artists (among others):
Joseph Beuys, Aelbert Cuyp, Andreas Gursky, Ulrich Erben, Barend Cornelis Koekkoek, Philips Koninck, Helmuth Macke, Heinrich Nauen, Walter Ophey, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Gerhard Richter, August Sander, Jan van Goyen, Salomon van Ruysdael