Mirror of the Soul

Andreas Achenbach, Feldkapelle, Aquarell, 20,9 x 42,5 cm, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Foto: Horst Kolberg, Neuss

19th Century German Landscape Drawings

16 November 2013 - 26 January 2014

The notion that each person looking at a landscape sees something different because everyone projects onto the landscape what’s in their mind and soul, that the landscape reflects back to us who we are, and that the genre of landscape painting thus becomes a vehicle for self-expression is the basis of a new exhibition. Sixty-five landscape drawings and water colors comprise “Mirror of the Mind” at Düsseldorf’s Museum Kunstpalast, November 16, 2013 through January 26, 2014. 

All pieces are from the first half of the 19th century, a time when many artists rebelled against established academic rules. The genre of landscape painting was not much developed at the time and became an experimental ground for many artists who were looking for new ways of projecting inner life. The pieces in the new exhibition were selected from the museum’s extensive collection of about 6,000 drawings from that time as examples of landscape depictions that are truly expressions of the artist’s soul.   

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