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Johann Erdmann Hummel: Magische Spiegelungen

Die Alte Nationalgalerie widmet dem bis heute trotz seiner Bedeutung wenig wahrgenommenen Maler Johann Erdmann Hummel eine längst fällige Ausstellung.

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  • Johann Erdmann Hummel, Die Granitschale im Berliner Lustgarten, Detail, 1831, Öl auf Leinwand
    © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Jörg P. Anders

    Johann Erdmann Hummel, Die Granitschale im Berliner Lustgarten, Detail, 1831, Öl auf Leinwand

  • Johann Erdmann Hummel, Das Schleifen der Granitschale, Detail, 1831, Öl auf Pappe
    © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Jörg P. Anders

    Johann Erdmann Hummel, Das Schleifen der Granitschale, Detail, 1831, Öl auf Pappe

  • Johann Erdmann Hummel, Frau Luise Mila, Detail, um 1810/15, Öl auf Leinwand
    © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Andres Kilger

    Johann Erdmann Hummel, Frau Luise Mila, Detail, um 1810/15, Öl auf Leinwand

  • Carlo Mense, Bildnis Inge, Detail, 1926, Öl auf Leinwand
    © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Klaus Göken

    Carlo Mense, Bildnis Inge, Detail, 1926, Öl auf Leinwand

  • Johann Erdmann Hummel, Schachpartie im Palais Voß, Detail, Berlin, 1818–1820, Öl auf Leinwand
    © Landesmuseum Hannover – ARTOTHEK

    Johann Erdmann Hummel, Schachpartie im Palais Voß, Detail, Berlin, 1818–1820, Öl auf Leinwand

  • Johann Erdmann Hummel, Junge Leute beim Schaukeln in einem Garten bei Neapel, Detail, 1823, Öl auf Leinwand
    © Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel

    Johann Erdmann Hummel, Junge Leute beim Schaukeln in einem Garten bei Neapel, Detail, 1823, Öl auf Leinwand

  • Johann Erdmann Hummel, Die Fermate (Gesellschaft in einer italienischen Locanda), Detail, um 1814, Öl auf Leinwand
    © Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen – Neue Pinakothek, München

    Johann Erdmann Hummel, Die Fermate (Gesellschaft in einer italienischen Locanda), Detail, um 1814, Öl auf Leinwand

  • Johann Erdmann Hummel, Landschaft mit Regenbogen, Detail, 1841, Öl auf Leinwand
    © Angermuseum Erfurt / Foto: Dirk Urban

    Johann Erdmann Hummel, Landschaft mit Regenbogen, Detail, 1841, Öl auf Leinwand

The Alte Nationalgalerie is dedicating a long overdue exhibition to the painter Johann Erdmann Hummel (1769-1852), who despite his importance is still little recognized today. As early as 1924, the Nationalgalerie showed a retrospective of the artist under Ludwig Justi. Based on works from the collection of the National Gallery, the exhibition "Magical Reflections - Johann Erdmann Hummel" now presents a rediscovery of Hummel's painting some 100 years later.

Hummel was particularly interested in original reflections, spatial interlacing and sophisticated lighting. In their graphic clarity, his artfully constructed compositions, which sometimes appear over-realistic, point ahead to art movements such as New Objectivity. At the same time, Hummel's teaching of optics, perspective and architecture at the Berlin Academy of Arts, as well as his research and publications on the laws of visual perception, were national and international trendsetters. Starting in 1904, Hugo von Tschudi was able to acquire three major works by Hummel for the National Gallery: "The Game of Chess", "Grinding the Granite Bowl" and "The Granite Bowl in the Berlin Pleasure Garden". The exhibition comprises a total of some 45 paintings and 50 drawings by Hummel, as well as a few selected works of New Objectivity.

The exhibition is made possible by the Friends of the National Gallery.

A special exhibition of the National Gallery of the National Museums in Berlin

Runtime: Fri, 22/10/2021 to Sun, 20/02/2022

Price: €12.00

Reduced price: €6.00

Reduced price info: Free admission for children and and young people up to the age of 18.

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