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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Hieroglyphics

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin


For Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, painting is an act of translation. In Kirchner’s paintings like Potsdamer Platz the dynamism of the metropolis, felt as “ecstatic,” is revealed not just in the sketch-like painting style, but especially in the paintings’ strong formal condensation. Read more.

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