The Mysteries of Material. Kirchner, Heckel and Schmidt-Rottluff

26 June to 13 October 2019

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Press texts

PRESS RELEASE

THE MYSTERIES OF MATERIAL. KIRCHNER, HECKEL AND SCHMIDT-ROTTLUFF
26 June to 13 October 2019

From 26 June to 13 October, in the exhibition “The Mysteries of Material: Kirchner, Heckel and Schmidt-Rottluff”, the Städel Museum will explore the reciprocal relationships between woodcut and wooden sculpture in the oeuvres of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880–1938), Erich Heckel (1883–1970) and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1884–1976).

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WALL TEXTS

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Short biographies of the artists

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Press images

Erich Heckel (1883–1970)
White Horses, 1912
Colour woodcut from two printing blocks on wove paper
267 × 306 mm (printing block)
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Estate Erich Heckel, Hemmenhofen
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Photo: Städel Museum

Erich Heckel, White Horses, 1912

Erich Heckel (1883–1970)
Reclining Woman, 1909
Colour woodcut from a printing block sawn in pieces on wove paper
395 × 298 mm (printing block)
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Estate Erich Heckel, Hemmenhofen
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Photo: Städel Museum

Erich Heckel, Reclining Woman, 1909

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1884-1976)
Self-Portrait, 1919
Woodcut, 49,8 x 39,4 cm
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Department of Prints and Drawings
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1884-1976), Self-Portrait, 1919

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1884–1976)
Heads I, 1911
Woodcut on wove paper
500 × 396 mm (printing block)
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018
Photo: Städel Museum

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Heads I, 1911

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1884–1976)
Avenue, 1911
Woodcut on wove paper
398 × 501 mm (printing block)
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018
Photo: Städel Museum

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Avenue, 1911

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880–1938)
Couple Taking a Stroll, 1907
Colour woodcut from two printing blocks on laid paper
280 × 215 mm (printing block)
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Photo: Städel Museum

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Couple Taking a Stroll, 1907

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880–1938)
Mother and Child, 1924
Swiss pine, painted
88 × 27,5 × 30 cm
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Photo: Städel Museum

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Mother and Child, 1924

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880–1938)
Tattersall, 1909
Colour woodcut from three blocks on wove paper
375 × 344 mm (printing block)
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Photo: Städel Museum

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Tattersall, 1909

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880–1938)
Cover of the IVth annual portfolio of the “Brücke”, 1910
Woodcut on wove paper
398 × 300 mm (printing block)
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Photo: Städel Museum

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Cover of the IVth annual portfolio of the “Brücke”, 1909

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880–1938)
Dance of Colours, 1933
Colour woodcut from three printing blocks, partially sawn in pieces, on Japanese paper
502 × 354 mm (printing block)
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Photo: Städel Museum

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Dance of Colours, 1933

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880–1938)
Bathing Women (Moritzburg),1909
Colour woodcut from five printing blocks on wove paper
295 × 220 mm (printing block)
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Photo: Städel Museum

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Bathing Women (Moritzburg),1909

Erich Heckel (1883–1970)
Woman Standing While Resting Her Chin, 1912
Maple, black paint
141 × 23 × 8,9 cm
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
Estate Erich Heckel, Hemmenhofen
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Photo: Joachim Hiltmann, Stanislaw Rowinski, Andreas Torneberg

Erich Heckel, Woman Standing While Resting Her Chin, 1912

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938)
Conflicts (Torments of Love)
From Peter Schlemihl by Adelbert von Chamisso, 1915
colour woodcut, 57,1 x 41,8 cm
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Department of Prints and Drawings
© Städel Museum – ARTOTHEK

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner,Conflicts, 1915

Exhibition view "The Mysteries of Material. Kirchner, Heckel and Schmidt-Rottluff"
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The Mysteries of Material. Kirchner, Heckel and Schmidt-Rottluff

Exhibition view "The Mysteries of Material. Kirchner, Heckel and Schmidt-Rottluff"
Photo: Städel Museum

The Mysteries of Material. Kirchner, Heckel and Schmidt-Rottluff

Exhibition view "The Mysteries of Material. Kirchner, Heckel and Schmidt-Rottluff"
Photo: Städel Museum

The Mysteries of Material. Kirchner, Heckel and Schmidt-Rottluff

Exhibition view "The Mysteries of Material. Kirchner, Heckel and Schmidt-Rottluff"
Photo: Städel Museum

The Mysteries of Material. Kirchner, Heckel and Schmidt-Rottluff

Exhibition view "The Mysteries of Material. Kirchner, Heckel and Schmidt-Rottluff"
Photo: Städel Museum

The Mysteries of Material. Kirchner, Heckel and Schmidt-Rottluff

Exhibition view "The Mysteries of Material. Kirchner, Heckel and Schmidt-Rottluff"
Photo: Städel Museum

The Mysteries of Material. Kirchner, Heckel and Schmidt-Rottluff

Exhibition view "The Mysteries of Material. Kirchner, Heckel and Schmidt-Rottluff"
Photo: Städel Museum

The Mysteries of Material. Kirchner, Heckel and Schmidt-Rottluff

Exhibition view "The Mysteries of Material. Kirchner, Heckel and Schmidt-Rottluff"

The Mysteries of Material. Kirchner, Heckel and Schmidt-Rottluff
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