Tag Archives: German Art

From the Collection–Hans Baluschek’s “Working-class City”

The industrial revolution of the 19th century brought drastic and sometimes violent changes to European cities. By the beginning of the 20th century, artists in Germany were responding to the time’s social struggles and political unrest through their revolutionary artistic … Continue reading

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From the Collection–Table Clock with Orpheus Frieze

When you visit the European galleries of the Milwaukee Art Museum, you may have noticed that in the “Renaissance Treasury” gallery (gallery #2) there are a lot of clocks! These aren’t the wristwatches and battery-powered kitchen clocks that most of … Continue reading

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Slow Art–Kirchner’s Street at Schöneberg City Park

Have you ever looked at a work of art for a half-hour straight? In college, one of my favorite art history professors required that we spend at least a half-hour sitting in front of the work of art we were … Continue reading

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From the Collection–Portrait by Carl Christian Vogel von Vogelstein

In 1988, the Milwaukee Art Museum purchased a painting by Carl Christian Vogel von Vogelstein, one of the most important German portraitists of the early 19th century. Up until that point, most of the paintings in the Museum’s German collection … Continue reading

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From the Collection–Caspar David Friedrich

Although the Milwaukee Art Museum has a fantastic collection of German art, one of the things I wish we had is a painting by Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840). Friedrich is one of the most important German artists from the Romantic … Continue reading

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