The State of North Rhine-Westphalia acquired the impressive art collection of Konrad Fischer and his wife, comprising 250 works by some thirty-five artists, as well as the gallery archive, for the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen at the beginning of 2014. The exhibition catalogue now provides a summary of Konrad Fischer’s significant life’s work.

Go Outdoors!

The Weimar Painting School, Barbizon and the Dawn of Impressionism
From the middle of the 1870s, Germany’s Weimar School of Painting, which counted Karl Buchholz, Paul Baum, Theodor Hagen, Ludwig von Gleichen-Russwum and Christian Rohlfs among its exponents, was a pioneer in developing a natural, realist, plein-air style of painting. This catalogue highlights a number of individual themes and the formative influence of the Barbizon School (Millet, Corot,
Daubigny, Courbet) as well as the role played by the Dutch Hague School (Israëls, Roelofs, Mauve), in disseminating the new perception of reality, paysage intime, throughout Germany.
The catalogue also illustrates the important role played by the Weimar School of Painting in preparing the way for German Impressionism – it is not widely known, but Weimar itself was the first place in Germany to publicly display the French masterpieces of Monet, Pissarro and Sisley.
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"Go Outdoors!"

December 2009

ISBN 978-3-86678-381-2

23,00 x 28,50 cm

360 Pages

347 colored and 23 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German

Gerda Wendermann

Carolin Dudkowiak, Jenns Howoldt, Anne Levin, Thomas Maier/Bernd Müllerschön, Alf Rößner, John Sillevis, Peter Thurmann, Peter Stapf, Gert-Dieter Ulferts, Sabine Walter, Gerda Wendermann, Bettina Werche, Simone Wiechers and Hendrik Ziegler
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the jubilee exhibition „Hinaus in die Natur! Barbizon, die Weimarer Malerschule und der Aufbruch zum Impressionismus“, 14 March to 30 May 2010, Neues Museum, Weimar.