Max Beckmann, Quappi in Blue, 1926, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2011

exhibitions
Max Beckmann

Face to Face

Max Beckmann (Leipzig 1884 – New York 1950) is regarded as one of the great mavericks of modern art. His life’s work includes a large number of different portrait types: individual and double portraits, family and group depictions and also “hidden” portrayals in the allegorical works. In his portrait painting, Beckmann reflects a very personal fabric of relationships – with his family, his wives and to a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.

Max Beckmann. “Face to Face” presents on the one hand a classic portrait gallery, a “Who’s Who” of Beckmann’s life; on the other hand, it shows all the pictures in which the artist integrated portraits, whereby he cast his family and friends in roles within his allegorical world theatre.

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Registration for group tours: Tel. 03 41/21 69 99 14

With the exhibitions in the Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig, in the Art Museum Basel and in the Städel Museum in Frankfurt/Main, the Autumn Art Season 2011 offers the unique opportunity to concentrate intensely on Max Beckamnn’s oeuvre.