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Solo show: Wilhelm Lehmbruck – Der Mann: Melancholie und Pathos (over)

29 June 2004 until 12 December 2004
  Wilhelm Lehmbruck – Der Mann: Melancholie und Pathos
Wilhelm Lehmbruck
  Lehmbruck Museum

Lehmbruck Museum
Friedrich-Wilhelm-Stra฿e 40
47049 Duisburg
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After the narrative themes of his early work, such as violin players, begging couples, etc., Lehmbruck concentrated in his depiction of males on nudes and individual figures. Existing in conjunction with images of women provides the sole opportunity for the artist's work to depict several figures. The exhibition pursues the question of which image of the male Lehmbruck is drawing with the figures he depicts. The spectrum ranges from figures that are still powerfully described, yet in terms of motif can be allocated to melancholy, to over slim figures that are destined to represent beautiful figurativeness. The differing interpretations, which are part and parcel of the body's overall development, provide a more differentiated insight into the artist's oeuvre than is generally available.

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