Bilder Als Botschaft- Pictures as Embassies
Exhibition of Wolfgang Mattheuer art at The Kunsthalle RostockJune 23rd, 2017
On the occasion of the 90th birthday of the Leipzig painter Wolfgang Mattheuer, the Kunsthalle Rostock will present a 90-year retrospective entitled "Wolfgang Mattheuer - Pictures as Embassy"
Wolfgang Mattheuer (1927-2004) was a German painter, graphic artist and sculptor. He is one of the principal representatives of the Leipzig School. The Leipzig School is a current of modern painting from the 1970s to the 1980s, which was coined by Leipzig painters. The term "Leipzig School" does not describe a specific teaching method. On the contrary, the Leipzig school has a series of innumerable stylistic forms. But it is synonymous across generations and generations for high artistic demands, combined with conscious company analysis, with remarkable craftsmanship.
The exhibition focuses on Mattheuer's great metaphorical portraits, but also depicts landscape paintings. Among the exhibits are high-quality loan from German and European museums, such as the Städel Franfurt am Main, the Berlin National Gallery, the Dresden Art Collections or the Vienna Mumok.
Art has a way of communicating across borders and across nationalities. Art can very much like an embassy, which brings people together. In many cases, it can even do it in a way that embassies cannot. The fact that the paintings at this exhibition come from different galleries and museums from around Europe shows how art can find an audience everywhere and can unite different peoples.