The Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg shows the lines of development of fantastic art. The collection primarily comprise the art of surrealism - with its predecessors and successors. An arc spanning 250 years of art history: starting with works by representatives of symbolism through to main representatives of surrealism.
The collection curator Dr. Kyllikki Zacharias tells the story of the series "Fantasies about a found glove, dedicated to the lady who lost it" by the sculptor, painter and graphic artist Max Klinger. In the ten seemingly surrealistic pen drawings, the artist opens up a symbolist world that begins in reality and ends in dream.
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“nie reime, da kann akademie rein”, “Dogma I am God”: the palindromes of André Thomkins (1930–1985) are imbued with a principle of inversion which also guides a significant portion of his visual work. Referencing the ideas of Surrealism, the Swiss painter, illustrator and poet created works which deal playfully with a representational connection between a “here” and a “there”. With wit and a refined passion for technical experimentation, André Thomkins subverts reality and is at the same time its keenest interpreter.
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Lebenskleckse – Todeszeichen (Splatters of Life – Signs of Death) shows Janssen’s images that deal with their own nascence and perishing: splatters, from which entire landscapes emerge; spots that merge into shadowy figures; holes that become the evening sun.
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