Tag: Hamburg

Hamburg

Last weekend I had a great time in Hamburg. We hopped on the U-Bahn and headed into the centre of town. It was raining so first stop KunstHalle. There’s currently an exhibition of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938). I’m not going to mince my words- it was fantastic! Definitely in my top 5 exhibitions.  The retrospective includes paintings and many prints. Wonderful lithographs, wood cuts and etchings. His work is so spontaneous and expressive capturing Berlin street scenes and even snowy moutain views.

There is also an extensive permanent art collection including a modern art gallery with work by Max Beckmann and Picasso.

http://www.hamburger-kunsthalle.de/start/en_start.html

Kirchner lithograph 1913

Afterwards, we stopped for coffee and a quick sketch.

There’s amazing architecture past and present in Hamburg. The Chile house designed by architect Fritz Hoger is really eye catching. Built in 1922, it looks like an ocean liner.