German World Images 1890 – 1930

20 April – 12 August 2012



German World Images 1890 – 1930 – from Kollwitz to Nolde

20 April – 12 August 2012

What is true art? What should it look like? What is art about? In Germany, the question of what constitutes art became intertwined with the search for national identity – who are the German people?
The exhibition highlights the dawn of Modernism in Germany and traces artistic interpretations of the concepts of art and Volk (‘people’), taking us through the national craze for Nietzsche’s philosophy of the 1890s to the looming moral and cultural disaster of the 1930s.

The National Gallery of Denmark
Sølvgade 48-50
DK-1307 Copenhagen
Tel. +45 3374 8494