Simply titled Women, the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich is bringing together the works of Pablo Picasso, Max Beckmann, and Willem de Kooning with a sole focus on the female form. The exhibit consists of 95 works with almost all the pieces on loan from international museums such as the Met, the MoMA in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the St. Louis Art Museum, the Tate Gallery of London and the Musée d‘Orsay of Paris.
As reported in Art Daily, Women. Max Beckmann, Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning is the first major exhibition of its kind to explore the role of the female figure in the creative practice of three of the most influential and successful 20th century artists. The power of the exhibit is evident in its focus on the female form as an inspirational subject rather than in the personal realms of the artists’ private lives. Art Daily has a great post on the exhibit in which curator Carla Schulz-Hoffmann adds, “Unlike common views and interpretations in art history, the works of Picasso, Beckmann and de Kooning represent free and emancipated women. Their works show the power of art: they still do provoke us today where pornographic images are part of our visual culture. This means that the works reach us on a deeper level and show the strength of art.” The collection includes an interesting array of the portrayals of women including portraits, abstracts, and mythical interpretations.
Women. Max Beckmann, Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning is on view until July 15, 2012. To take a virtual tour of the exhibit, click here.
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