13 Oct 23 — 18 Feb 24
Margarete and Oskar Moll and Mathilde and Hans Purrmann were important catalysts of the European avant-garde. In Berlin, the two couples were part of the movement shortly after 1900, when German Impressionism grew increasingly expressive, and together they founded the well-attended Académie Matisse in Paris in 1908. As a result of their intimate friendship with Henri Matisse, deepened by numerous, mutual visits before the First World War — to Paris, Collioure, Munich and Berlin — French Fauvism quickly caused a sensation in Germany and was welcomed by its more progressive artists.
The exhibition features 25 of these artists’ works, tracing their similarities and idiosyncrasies, as well as carefully selected works by Lovis Corinth and Henri Matisse, pivotal sources of inspiration for the two fatefully connected couples.
"It's a pity that one can't be with you both more often. The worst thing is that you are missing 2 friends at once, since one would prefer to have you both living only a few houses away."
Marg Moll wrote to the Purrmanns on November 26, 1912
"The strongest of the young French painters Henri Matisse, my best friend, gave me suggestions that took away all my time and thoughts and literally turned me around in my strength."
Hans Purrmann, 1909
"Feininger immediately introduced us to the painters of the 'Café du Dôme' on friendly terms, from which a great friendship then developed between Purrmann and us."
Marg Moll on their meeting in Paris, 1908
"I soon had the good fortune to meet Matisse, and together with my wife [Marg Moll], Purrmann, and a few others, founded the Matisse School"
Oskar Moll, 1920
LECTURE Thu 1 Feb 24 6 p.m.
Rudolf Levy, Genia Levy and the memorial exhibitions of the 1950s. Attempts to re-canonize an ostracized and murdered painter of the Académie Matisse.
With Dr. Sören Fischer, Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern
ACTION Mixed Doubles
Every Friday during the exhibition period: come four and pay for two!
Interactive format for daycare centers, schools and adults
"I describe — you draw"
as part of our guided tours
Wiesbaden Congress & Marketing GmbH offers individual travelers and groups a wide range of packages and service modules that guests can put together individually.
Overnight stay with breakfast, museum admission, coffee & cake in the Trüffel Museum Café, WiesbadenCard, Wiesbaden surprise gift.
Price per person in double room from 83,50 EURO