16.10.2020 to 05.04.2021 | Exhibition

MAX KLINGER and the artwork of the future

Max Klinger (1857-1920) is one of the most unconventional artistic personalities of Symbolism.


In his paintings and sculptures, he turned away from the traditional academic-idealizing concept of the figure to a shocking naturalness. With this artistic approach he made a significant contribution to the formulation of a modern image of man. Inspired by Richard Wagner, Klinger strove to overcome genre boundaries in the sense of a Gesamtkunstwerk in which painting, sculpture, architecture - and, if possible, music - merge into a harmonious unity.

His monumental Beethoven monument is considered a central example of late romantic Beethoven veneration and will be on display in Bonn at the end of the Beethoven anniversary year 2020. 

In cooperation with the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig


Helmut-Kohl-Allee 4
53113 Bonn

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