Von Barbizon bis ans Meer. Carl Malchin und die Entdeckung Mecklenburgs
Sunday, 05/01/2020 / 11:00 AM / Staatliches Museum Schwerin
Carl Malchin (1838-1923) is considered the founder of Mecklenburg landscape painting.
The State Castles, Gardens and Art Collections Mecklenburg-Vorpommern own
with approximately 680 works the artistic estate of the painter,
consisting of drawings, oil sketches and paintings.
Carl Malchins great merit is to have the plein air painting, the sketching of nature with oil paints in the open, successfully transferred to northern Germany. An example of this was the French School of Barbizon, which is also presented in the exhibition with impressive works by painters such as Jules Dupré, Charles Daubigny and Théodore Rousseau.
Malchins painting interested in the native landscape and simple people was something completely new in the country:
For the first time an artist raised the everyday life of the population of Mecklenburg to the content of his art. From small-format, hastily thrown studies Malchin developed in the studio his tending to large format depictions of Mecklenburg life. His high craftsmanship and painterly skill is the result of an intensive examination of the landscape painting of the time, known as realism, which made the staging of the simple and inconspicuous an object and raised it to the autonomous status of art.
A bridge into the present beats the project "Landinventur" (www.landinventur.de), which will be a guest in the exhibition. Together with the people in the country, the Thünen Institute wants
for Regional Development eV from Bollewick make the uniqueness of the Mecklenburg villages tangible and thus counter the prevailing view of rural areas with a new image. The aim is to bring each village back to the map in its unique form. Everyone can and should help by sharing their knowledge of their own village, either online or directly at the exhibition.
A dedicated website dedicated to the exhibition since May 6 gives detailed insights into the individual themes of the exhibition.
On carlmalchin.museum-schwerin.de a look behind the museum scenes is possible: on the basis of a timeline you can see how an exhibition is being prepared.
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