"Everything strives towards landscapes..."

Landscape paintings of the 19th century in the collection

9. March to 22. June 2014

“Everything strives towards landscape...” presents a central topic of 19th century art, featuring works from the museum’s own collection. Visitors can expect to see rarely-shown examples from the painting stack-room and true gems from the collection of prints and drawings, including masters of landscape painting such as Caspar David Friedrich, Carl Gustav Carus, Johann Christian Reinhart and Friedrich Preller the Elder. Besides idealised southern landscapes composed from fragments that demonstrate a longing for Italy and antiquity, the 19th century featured the emergence of landscape painting that consciously departed … read more

Heart, allure & feeling

13. July to 19. October 2014

Celebrations to mark the 250th anniversary of the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig will feature representative work by graduates over the last 20 years, focusing on the artistic genres of installation, photography, film and conceptual art, which in addition to painting and illustration have defined teaching at the Academy for many years. … read more

Art. School. Leipzig

Painting and illustration from 1947

13. July to 19. October 2014

Marking the 250th anniversary of the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig, the Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig presents a selection of paintings and illustrations from its own collection, created by artists who have taught at the Academy since 1947. The focus of the selection is on the artistic community between teachers and students who themselves frequently become teachers. … read more

Max Klinger: The Print Sequence

Opus IX: Dramas

6. August to 7. December 2014

The socially critical realism found in the 10-part cycle in Opus IX, published 1883, apportions it a special role in Max Klinger's work. In it he portrays individual fates as a mirror of social circumstances, revealing a cultural view that is distinctly pessimistic. . … read more

Max Klinger. Opus VIII

A Life

2. April to 3. August 2014

In Opus VIII "A Life", completed between 1880 and 1884, Klinger once more turns to the historically traditional path of female suffering. Whereas he used the Bible as a ‘literary template’ in ‘Eve and the Future’, in ‘A Life’ he traces the universal situation of the female sex on the basis of one single fate and assisted by allegories resulting from his own fatalistic worldview. In this, Klinger is one of the first German artists to approach … read more

Max Klinger. Opus VII

Four Landscapes

27. November to 30. March 2014

Featuring merely four landscape representations Opus VII is the shortest of Max Klinger's print cycles. It was created in 1883 when Klinger, aged 26 and living in Berlin, delved deep into the French impressionistic style. The suffused pathos in the romantic perceptions of landscape is dismantled and what is apparently mundane steps to the foreground of the images. The four sheets hence show industrial landscapes … read more

Beauty and the Beast. Mel Ramos and Richard Müller Special Guest Wolfgang Joop

13. October to 26. January 2014

At first glance, a meeting between the artists Richard Müller (1874 Tschirnitz – 1954 Dresden) and Mel Ramos (*1935 Sacramento, California) is unusual. While Ramos holds a most autonomous position within 20th century pop art, Müller represents a rediscovery for a broad audience. Müller, considered a pioneer of magic realism … read more

Turning the inside out. Sculpture in Schaulager

26. March to 24. August 2014

The traditional mainstays of museum work cover collecting, communicating, researching, exhibiting and conserving. But visitors rarely have the opportunity to gain insight into the work involved in conservation. The Leipzig Museum of Fine Art has a broadly diverse collection of sculptures from various epochs and artists in addition to its paintings, graphics and illustrations. The lion’s share of these sculptures are located in the stack room where they can be the kept safely under ideal climactic conditions. This exhibition, held in the cabinet rooms and designed in stack room-style, provides a tangible experience of how sculptures are ordered and stored. Irrespective of their dating or the style of art, late Gothic Madonnas … read more

Art Prize of the Leipziger Volkszeitung 2013: Sebastian Nebe. The new morning

30. November to 16. March 2014

The Art Prize of the Leipziger Volkszeitung will be awarded for the 10th time in 2013. The prize-winner Sebastian Nebe (*1982) studied at the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts from 2005 to 2012 and was a student in the Astrid Klein masterclasses. He now lives and works in Berlin. Sebastian Nebe's paintings spirit onlookers … read more

Trench Studio

Max Beckmann, Hans Alexander Müller and Alfred Frank sketch the First World War

4. September to 9. November 2014

Two students of the Leipzig at Academy, Hans Alexander Müller and Alfred Frank, are featured for the first time in an exhibition together with Max Beckmann. Their biographical similarities are based on a previously unknown fact: in their art, Beckmann, Müller and Frank documented the events of the First World War at almost the exact time and practically in the same place, 1915 along the Flanders front near Ypres. The exhibition contrasts their sketches from the trenches with aerial views and war photographs from the region around Ypres. … read more