Escapism and Modernity

Oskar Zwintscher and the Art around 1900

3 Mar 23 — 23 Jul 23

Oskar Zwintscher, Portrait of a Lady with a Cigarette, 1904, Albertinum © Albertinum, Galerie Neue Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Who is Oskar Zwintscher?

In short, he was an artist from Saxony working at the turn of the twentieth century, whose unconventional paintings won him both great acclaim and fierce rejection during his lifetime and whose work has long awaited fundamental reassessment.

The exhibition presents this painter and graphic artist in the context of his time and in the context of various contemporaries. Zwintscher’s works reflect the transformations and upheavals that position him between tradition and modernity. The exhibition presents the impressive arc — from Symbolism to Jugendstil to the foreshadowing of New Objectivity — that spans his rather brief period of artistic production and foregrounds the continued
relevance of his work.

An exhibition in cooperation with the Albertinum, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.

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