Neue Galerie Museum for German and Austrian Art

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Review by Pam Malone Do not make the mistake of thinking Munch is just about "The Scream". or for that matter, angst. He was a great artist, who was the father of Expressionism, and his palette was large enough for every emotion. He dealt with melancholy, sadness, love and yes, in his own way, happiness. This show was marvelous and encompassed his influence on other great Expressionists. Kirchener's great painting, "Streets, Dresden," was, according to the curator, inspired by Munch. There are other Expressionists in this show who owe something to Munch, including Schiele and Kokoshka. I was m... [more]
Posted by Pam Malone on 6/11

WW Gems and Brooches at Neue

by Alison Levy
The decadent Neue Galerie's exhibition room featured black velvet lined vitrines safe-guarding silver and gemmed Wiener Werkstätte jewelry. The semi-dramatic room was dim and the large windows were covered by large photographs of early 20th century women in flowing dresses draped in the period's jewelry.Formed in 1903, The Wiener Werkstätte was a continuation of the Viennese Secession, heavily influenced by the use of natural materials of the Arts and Craft movement and Japonisme design. Co-founded by Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, and fashion designer Emilie Flöge, the group made everythin... [more]
Posted by Alison Levy on 8/24/08