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Professors in the spotlight at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden

On the 2nd floor of the Albertinum in Dresden, around 20 paintings and sculptures by professors of the Royal Academy of Art in Dresden from the period 1895-1916 are exhibited until July 30.

The exhibition includes in particular works by painters such as Gotthardt Kuehl, Robert Sterl and Otto Gussmann who mainly painted outdoors and realistic scenes. Most of them could not be shown for years, given the limited hanging surfaces of the place.

Emanuel Hegenbarth, Deux chevaux blancs au bord de la rivière 1908. Albertinum Dresden
Emanuel Hegenbarth, Deux chevaux blancs au bord de la rivière 1908. Albertinum Dresden

These teachers reflect the spirit of renewal at the time of the upheavals of the early 20th century. While in the 1880s there was still a struggle to impose studies based on live models and plein-air painting, these quickly became common practice after the turn of the century.

Robert Sterl, Rameurs sur l'Elbe, 1905. Albertinum Dresden
Robert Sterl, Rameurs sur l'Elbe, 1905. Albertinum Dresden

With the introduction of Impressionism in the Academy and in the exhibitions, the connection to international modernism became a reality in Dresden. It was to shape many generations of artists and produce the famous “School of Dresden”.

Gotthardt Kuehl, La véranda, 1895/1900. Albertinum Dresden
Gotthardt Kuehl, La véranda, 1895/1900. Albertinum Dresden

Walking through the Albertinum is like leafing through a three-dimensional work of art history from the Romantic period to the present day.

We discover the romantics such as Carl Gustav Carus, Johan Christian Dahl and Ludwig Richter, followed by French and German impressionists such as Claude Monet and Max Liebermann. The works of Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh lead to the Expressionists, who are represented by Oskar Kokoschka, but also with members of the Dresden artist group "Die Brücke", such as Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff .

Osmar Schindler, La maison rouge à Cassone, 1911. Albertinum Dresden
Osmar Schindler, La maison rouge à Cassone, 1911. Albertinum Dresden

Albertinum Dresden

Tzschirnerplatz 2

01067 Dresden

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