Exhibition Envy: Paula Modersohn-Becker

Paula Modersohn-Becker between Worpswede and Paris
Rijksmuseum Twenthe
Enschede, the Netherlands
Apr 8-Aug 12, 2018
Exhibition Website
Paula Modersohn-Becker and Artist Colony in Worpswede
Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde

Stockholm, Sweden
Sept 15, 2018-Jan 27, 2019
Exhibition Website
Paula Modersohn-Becker
Von der Heydt-Museum

Wuppertal, Germany
Sept 5, 2018-Jan 6, 2019
Exhibition Website 

From the exhibition websites:
On 31 December 1899, the young German artist Paula Becker boarded a train for Paris. It was the last day of the nineteenth century, and she was leaving her home in the artists' village of Worpswede to begin the twentieth in the pulsing heart of the international art world…This was the first of four substantial periods Paula spent in the French capital between 1900 and 1907…In Paris, she spent much of her time alone, working hard and wholly focused on het art…Paula Modersohn-Becker could never decide between the two worlds. But thanks to her experience in Paris, she blended the influences of her beloved village and the international avant-garde. As an early expressionist, she became the most progressive German artist of her time.
In Worpswede just outside Bremen...was founded Germany's most famous art colony. The small village surrounded by wide fields, birch dunes and still flowing creeks came to be a residence of a number of German artists and writers who sought both seclusion and an artist community. The colonial's most famous artists include the internationally celebrated painter Paula Modersohn-Becker...This extensive exhibition...contains about 60 paintings and a number of drawings and graphics...[and] is complemented by a richly illustrated catalog of articles by German and Swedish experts. In connection with the opening of the exhibition, Norstedts publisher in Swedish translation publishes the French author Marie Darrieussecq's acclaimed novel about Paula Modersohn-Becker's short life and interesting artistry. 

Rijksmuseum Twenthe
Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde
Von der Heydt-Museum
Head of a Blonde Girl Wearing a Straw Hat by Paula Modersohn-Becker from Artsy
Day 192: Paula Modersohn-Becker (German, 1876-1907)


Sue82 said…
Fascinating, but want more!
365WomenArtists said…
Quick trip to Europe to hit all the exhibitions! :)

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