Exhibition in Germany juxtaposes two art genres

An exhibition placing impressionist and expressionist paintings together has opened in the German capital of Berlin.

Impressionism – Expressionism. Art at a Turning Point. Installation view Alte Nationalgalerie.

Impressionism – Expressionism: Art at a Turning Point

‘Impressionism-Expressionism: Art at a Turning Point’ at the Alte Nationalgalerie shows more than 160 paintings from impressionist and expressionist masters such as Paul Cezanne, Auguste Renoir, Edvard Munch and Max Liebermann.

Two paintings, hanging side by side in Berlin’s Alte Nationalgalerie museum, might not look like they have much in common but there is a common thread.

On one side is Auguste Renoir’s 1881 impressionist masterpiece ‘Chestnut tree in bloom—an oil painting with dazzling colors, depicting a fleeting moment in an idyllic landscape.

“Chestnut tree in bloom”

On the other side is the expressionist take on a similar scene. Erich Heckel ‘s ‘Canal in Winter’

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