Manikins & the Sea

Oct 28, 2023 Feb 3, 2024

Gallery Ludorff Königsallee 22 Dusseldorf

Lyonel Feininger. Manikins & the Sea

It is a great pleasure for us to present our latest exhibition
Lyonel FEININGER. Manekins & the Sea ", which coincides with the large retrospective at the SCHIRN in Frankfurt.
20 selected works on paper provide insights into Lyonel Feininger's diverse and exciting oeuvre.

1871, New York1956, New York

Lyonel Feininger is a master of classical Modernism and one of the most important artists of the 20th century. He began as an excellent observer and idiosyncratic caricaturist, but over time he became an exceptionally gifted colorist and painter with outstanding technical qualities. His multifaceted oeuvre is comprised of works spanning more than 60 years.

His earliest works date back to the 1880s, while his latest were made shortly before his death in 1956. Although he often returned to several themes and motifs in his paintings, his artistic expression underwent a continuous process of change and transformation. That he enjoyed experimenting and was curious also meant that he acquired new techniques and developed a pictorial language that can be easily recognized.

“Each individual work serves as an expression of our most personal state of mind at that particular moment and of the inescapable, imperative need for release by means of an appropriate act of creation: in the rhythm, form, color and mood of a picture.“

Lyonel Feininger

About Lyonel Feininger

Lyonel Feininger's influence on 20th century art is closely linked to his teaching activities at the Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar, which began in 1919.

Artworks in this exhibition
Exhibition catalog