Museum Gunzenhauser
27. Apr 2025 – 10. Aug 2025

European Realities

Otto Dix (1891–1969), Rothaarige Frau (Damenporträt), 1931, Mischtechnik auf Leinwand auf Tischlerplatte, 60,8 x 36,6 cm, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz – Museum Gunzenhauser, Eigentum der Stiftung Gunzenhauser, Chemnitz, Foto: Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz/PUNCTUM/Bertram Kober © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020

European Realities
Realismusbewegungen der 1920er und 1930er Jahre in Europa

With a focus on painting, the European Realities exhibition is dedicated to the many different European Realism movements throughout nearly all of Europe in the 1920s and 1930s. The project addresses the issues of starvation and misery, and about the modernisation of industry. It reports on the economic upswing and cultural boom, on technical progress, on the big city and nightlife, on emancipation and diversity. This period in art has never been presented on such a scale: the project not only includes the well-known movements in Italy, France and Germany that characterise this period, it also features artists from northern, central, south, southeastern and west European countries who captured the spirit of the 1920s and 1930s impressively in their works.

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Otto Dix (1891–1969), Rothaarige Frau (Damenporträt), 1931, Mischtechnik auf Leinwand auf Tischlerplatte, 60,8 x 36,6 cm, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz – Museum Gunzenhauser, Eigentum der Stiftung Gunzenhauser, Chemnitz, Foto: Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz/PUNCTUM/Bertram Kober © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Otto Dix (1891–1969)
Rothaarige Frau (Damenporträt), 1931