Paulas Worpswede »... it is a wonderland«

Große Kunstschau
Paulas Worpswede "... it is a wonderland"
25 June to 5 November 2017

"Worpswede, Worpswede, Worpswede! [...] it is a wonderland, a godland." Thus Paula Modersohn-Becker writes in her diary about the artists' colony, in 1898 as a pupil of Fritz Mackensen. Deeply impressed by the Worpswede landscape with its shining birch trees, the mysterious light and the simple peasant life, she  went through a period of exhilarating creativity. But for the young painter, the village becomes a place of herring for her own and true art.

Influenced by the artistic modernity that she is learning in Paris, she creates her own art cosmos, which she carefully conceals from the public.

The exhibition in the Große Kunstschau shows Paula Modersohn-Beckers Worpsweder place of longing: Weyerberg and Zion's church, high sky and barren landscape, as they were during the lifetime of the painter. Not only Paula Modersohn-Becker's eye on "her" Worpswede - also with the help of diary notes - is shown, but also works by the painters of the first generation complement this time panorama and at the same time recount the history of the artists' colony from a surprisingly different view.

Große Kunstschau
Worpswede Lindenallee 5
Tel. 04792 1302

Daily from 10 am to 6 pm, also on Mondays!

Exhibition opening on Sunday 25 June at 11:30 am.

Illustration: Paula Modersohn-Becker, Girl with sheeps at the pond I (detail), about 1903, Collection Böhm, Berlin/permanent loan to the Kulturstiftung Landkreis Osterholz, photo: © Worpswede Museum Association