until 06.10. | #2046ARTatBerlin | Salongalerie Die Möwe presents from 6th July 2018 the exhibition “Summer Studio by the Sea. The Artists’ Village Ahrenshoop“.
By the end of the 19th century, painters had discovered the former fishing village and present-day seaside resort of Ahrenshoop. Because here on the Darß they found what they were looking for in their artistic work: atmospheric motifs in untouched nature, the clear light of the north, silence, loneliness and freedom.
Soon the newcomers formed one of the most famous artists’ colonies in Germany. Although it began to dissipate at the beginning of the First World War, the Darß remained attractive to artists, especially during the summer months. In the 1920s, they again chose the place as a summer residence or permanent home address. Ahrenshoop and its surroundings also proved themselves as a protective retreat in politically difficult times.
Among the founders of the artists’ colony in 1892 was the painter Anna Gerresheim. For her, Ahrenshoop was “quite a place to reflect on herself and to do serious work”. Pictures of her as well as Hans Brass, Edmund Kesting, Hans Kinder, Ulrich Knispel and many other painters who stayed in Ahrenshoop in the 1920s to the 1970s can be seen in the exhibition. Inspired by the expanses of the coastal landscape, they created works that are significant for German and international art. Among the artists who find many suggestions in Ahrenshoop are Karin Schöpa, Vera Schwelgin and Wolfgang Reinke. With their pictures, they also contribute to the lively art scene beyond the Baltic Sea region.
Vernissage: Thursday, 5th July 2018, 06:00 pm. The art historian, Mrs. Dr. Ruth Negendanck, who has dedicated several publications to Ahrenshoop, will give the opening address.
Exhibition period: Friday, 6th July to Saturday, 6th October 2018Zur Salongalerie Die Möwe
Image caption cover: Edmund Kesting, Seemann, 1932, Ink
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