From 22 May until 20 September 2015, Berlin’s Alte Nationalgalerie is to host the exhibition “Impressionism – Expressionism. Turning Point in Art”, comparing and contrasting for the first time these two crucial art movements.
Over 160 works will be on display by artists such as Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Max Liebermann, Franz Marc, and Erich Heckel. It is often the case than French Impressionism was placed in opposition to German Expressionism, yet this exhibition aims to highlight that despite appearances, there are often points of overlap to be found between the two. The exhibition is to be structured according to subjects represented in both movements such as cities, suburbs, cafés, dancers, and still life. Organisers of the exhibition suggest that both movements share in common an anti-academy stance and mark the dawn of the modern day, using the painting in plein air method and immediately recording direct experiences of