Exhibitions to come
Fantasy and modernity
Alfred Kubin (1877-1959) and his contemporaries
From 30 march to23 june, 2013
From 30 March to 23 June, 2013, the musée Toulouse-Lautrec is hosting an exhibition dedicated to the Austrian artist, Alfred Kubin and his contemporaries.
This exhibition benefits from a loan from the outstanding collection held by the Museum of Upper-Austria, the Oberösterreichische Landesmuseen in Linz, along with loans from the Museum der Moderne in Salzbourg, the Osthaus Museum in Hagen and the Vienna Kunstforum.
The works of Alfred Kubin - artist, engraver, illustrator and writer - are fascinating in their strangeness, and present us with hybrid, grotesque or dream-like creatures that symbolise his pessimistic vision of humanity. Coinciding with the birth of Sigmund Freud's theory of analysis, his work reveals the influence of the imaginary world of Mitteleuropa and follows in the great tradition of the fantastic (Bosch, Bruegel, Ensor, etc.). A true visionary, he was active alongside artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee in the avant-garde movements that characterised art in the early 20th century.
To place his approach in the context of the Austrian art of the day, the exhibition will also feature expressionist works, portraits and landscapes, by Herbert Boeckl, Jean Egger, Anton Faistauer, Richard Gerstl, Gustav Klimt, Oscar Kokoschka, Anton Kolig and Egon Schiele.
This selection accompanies 90 works on paper by Alfred Kubin, which allow us to grasp the artist's world and his singular style. His works take women and the world of entertainment as their subjects, inviting us to draw parallels with the themes especially embraced by the Albi-born artist, Toulouse-Lautrec.
This exhibition invites visitors to
discover Alfred Kubin, a major and highly original artist whose work is still
largely unknown in France, whilst providing insights into Austrian avant-garde
art of the early 20th century.
This exhibition invites visitors to discover Alfred Kubin, a major and highly original artist whose work is still largely unknown in France, whilst providing insights into Austrian avant-garde art of the early 20th century.