11.05.2006 to 27.07.2006
An exhibition of the Kupferstichkabinett - Museum of Prints and Drawings
The works of Ludwig von Hofmann, a painter and graphic artist highly praised around 1900, are rooted in Art Nouveau and Symbolism, but were also influenced by Impressionism, New Idealism and even Expressionism. Hofmann drew many inspirations from contemporary literature, as well as music, theatre and dance. His frequent travels to Italy were of great importance to him. Hofmann's fame during his years in Berlin and Weimar was for the most part based on his drawings, and particularly his airy pastel "colour poems", which are the focus of this exhibition. The Kupferstichkabinett - Museum of Prints and Drawings owns one of the oldest and most comprehensive public collections of drawings and other works on paper by Hofmann.