The MdbK dedicates a comprehensive exhibition to Max Klinger (1857-1920) on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his death, which places the work of the Saxon artist in a European context. The museum has the largest Klinger collection in the world, including major works such as the large-format paintings Crucifixion of Christ, Christ in Olympus and the monumental sculpture Beethoven. The exhibition is divided into several chapters and illustrates the multi-faceted oeuvre of the artist. Klinger was significantly influenced by his travels and several years abroad. The metropolises of Paris, Vienna and Rome played a particularly important role and influenced his artistic work. The Parisian acquaintance with Auguste Rodin developed into a correspondence lasting several years. In Vienna Klinger celebrated his greatest success as an artist and encountered the works of Gustav Klimt. The exhibition also comprehensively documents the artistic influence on Käthe Kollwitz through the graphic works of both artists. In a further chapter, the role of women and the relationship between men and women are examined. The themes of sexuality, love and eroticism run through Klinger's extensive oeuvre.
Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig