The Hamburger Kunsthalle presents major works by Max Klinger and demonstrates his influence on later generations of artists
This year marks the 150th anniversary of Max Klinger’s (1857–1920) birth, providing a welcome opportunity for the Hamburger Kunsthalle and the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig to explore the artist’s profound influence on European art at the turn of the 20th century in a jointly organized exhibition. The large-scale display A Love. Max Klingers impact on modern art examines Klinger’s pivotal role and for the first time documents his influence on many leading Symbolist, Surrealist, Naturalist and Art Nouveau artists. Occupying more than 1,000 m2 of exhibition space at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the exhibition includes over 200 artworks, including some 60 paintings and 12 sculptures.