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.
Afterwards, we stopped for coffee and a quick sketch.