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Max-Klinger-Haus - "Weinbergidyll"



WeinbergidyllMax Klinger und die Landschaft an Saale und UnstrutIm Jahr 1903 erwarb Max Klinger in Großjena ein Weinberggrundstück, das ihm über die Jahre zur zweiten Wohn- und Arbeitsstätte wurde und mit der Entstehung vieler Werke verbunden ist. So zeigen ab 1903 zahlreiche Landschaftsdarstellungen den Einfluss der Saale-Unstrut-Gegend, nicht wenige Werke sind auch direkt in Großjena entstanden

Vineyard idyllMax Klinger and the landscape of the Saale and UnstrutIn 1903 Max Klinger purchased a vineyard in Großjena, which over the years became his second home and workplace and is associated with the creation of many works. Thus, from 1903 onwards, numerous landscape depictions show the influence of the Saale-Unstrut region, and quite a few works were also created directly in Großjena. In particular, the vineyard and its view inspired the artist to a large number of landscape watercolors.
This year's special exhibition in the Max-Klinger-Haus, curated by art historian Dr. Conny Dietrich, presents the artist as a painter of the Saale-Unstrut landscape. The focus is on the hitherto little-known work complex of the Großjena landscape watercolours. These views of the vineyard and its surroundings, captured directly on site with loose brushstrokes in bright, fresh colours, show Klinger for once not as a melancholy brooding artist and "thought artist", but as a man close to nature. He loved his vineyard and the simple life in the rhythm of nature, which provided him with a balance to the hectic everyday life in the Leipzig city.
The realization of the show was a particular challenge, because of the approximately twenty verifiable watercolors, most are lost today. In turn, preserved works may not be exhibited over a longer period of time due to their sensitivity to light. As high-quality facsimiles, contemporary colour reproductions or historical photographs, the show is nevertheless able to present a total of eight landscapes that Klinger painted mainly in the years 1906/07 in Großjena. These works are complemented by several original etchings and historical photographs of the artist's vineyard. A particular highlight is the large-format painting "Spring", which was created in 1912 as part of a room ensemble. The work, which is now in a private collection and has only been exhibited very rarely, shows the wide landscape of the Unstrut valley flanked by Gertrud Bock, Klinger's model and lover, whom he was to marry in his vineyard a year before his death.
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Sunday 13.06.21 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 15.06.21 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 16.06.21 10:00 - 17:00
Donnerstag 17.06.21 10:00 - 17:00
Freitag 18.06.21 10:00 - 17:00

We would like to point out that this is a recurring event. Only the next 5 dates are displayed. For further events please look at a later date.



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