Sonderausstellung: A. Paul Webers Meisterwerke der Zeichnung vom 13.04.-01.09.2019
Friday, 19/07/2019 / 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM / A. Paul Weber-Museum
Masterpieces of drawing from the depot of the Weber Museum
The critical and satirical draftsman A. Paul Weber created more than 20,000 works in his 87 years of life. 7,000 of them are owned by the Weber Museum in Ratzeburg. About 300 are constantly exhibited there. However, many valuable works, such as pen drawings or colored watercolors, must not be permanently exposed to harmful sunlight and are safely stored in the light-protected and air-conditioned depots of the museum. They are on public display only on special occasions.
From April 13 to September 1, the new special exhibition of the museum will show fifty of Weber's best works in an impressive show, which will explain the work not only with short object captions, but also with detailed texts.
Particularly worth seeing are works such as the original drawing of Weber 's most famous motif "The Rumor" and "Doom", which represented the Nazi' s way into the mass grave as early as 1931, or the pen and ink drawing "Kasper, Tod und Teufel", immediately after the World War II and as a self-portrait also shows his own situation. Three drawings are part of the cycle of "British pictures", which have become amazingly topical again today.
The exhibition can be visited from April 13th. For the official opening, on May 4, during the annual conference of the A. Paul Weber Society, a photo lecture by museum director Dr. Klaus J. Dorsch "The stylistic development of A. Paul Weber as a draftsman", and gives a comprehensive overview of the development of Weber's entire graphic work. Non-members are cordially invited for this.
That A. Paul Weber deserves a place among the great draftsmen of the 20th century, prove the works shown in this exhibition sufficiently.
The exhibition is based on a presentation from 1993 in the Wilhelm Busch Museum Hannover on the occasion of Weber's 100th birthday, which has never before been shown in Ratzeburg.
Opening hours: every day (except Mondays) from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
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