"Lebensmenschen" (Soulmates) worth seeing in Munich
Until February 16, 2020 the Lenbachhaus in Munich is staging the exhibition
Alexej von Jawlensky (1864—1941) and Marianne von Werefkin (1860—1938) were prominent members of the Expressionist avant-garde; with their art and their outsize personalities, they helped usher in modernism. Their works have never been shown together in one exhibition, and this presentation is the first to turn the spotlight on their relationship. Living and working together, they were soulmates for almost three decades.
Presented in an unconventional exhibition architecture, the various stages of their creative evolutions, from the beginnings to their late oeuvres, are gathered in an opulent panorama comprising more than 190 works of art. Inspired by the theme of the soulmate relationship, the presentation traces the many ways in which the two artists complemented each other, their shared aspirations and achievements, but also their separate pursuits and sometimes abortive undertakings. It is rounded out by a stunning gallery of Jawlensky’s "Heads" and late "Faces," which respond to Werefkin’s theatrical scenes, depictions of workers, and visionary renderings of mental states.
For more information please visit the museum's website HERE.
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