A comprehensive exhibition focusing on Impressionism and Expressionism is being held at Berlin’s Nationalgalerie which, in 1896, became the world's first museum to acquire Impressionist works.
Later the museum assembled an important collection of Expressionist works too. The exhibition juxtaposes the two contrary styles, finding a good deal of common ground.
Both movements rejected academic artistic traditions, favoured strong "feelings" of colour and light, and shared a predilection for outdoor painting and the individuality of brushstrokes.
While the development of Impressionism is associated with France and artists such as Degas, Monet and Renoir, Expressionism is linked to Germany and painters such as Corinth, Kirchner, Liebermann and Nolde.
Vistors to the exhibition can compare and contrast both movements, with more than 170 works by these French and German artists on display, along with paintings by many other artists.
Tues-Sun 10.00-18.00. Thurs 10.00-20.00