13. April - 30. September 2018 Wiesbaden


Conrad Felixmüller Frühlingsabend in Klotzsche, 1926 Öl auf Leinwand, 75 x 90cm Sammlung Frank Brabant, Wiesbaden © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018
Alexej von Jawlensky Helene im spanischen Kostüm, um 1901 Öl auf Leinwand, 190,5 x 96,5 cm Museum Wiesbaden, Schenkung Frank Brabant 2014© Museum Wiesbaden/Bernd Fickert
Max Pechstein Der Redner, 1918 Holzschnitt, 36 x 24 cm Sammlung Frank Brabant, Wiesbaden © Pechstein – Hamburg/Tökendorf
Porträt Frank Brabant © Museum Wiesbaden / Bernd Fickert

Beckmann to Jawlensky

The Museum Wiesbaden presents “The Collection of Frank Brabant - From Beckmann up to Jawlensky” starting on the 13th of April. Counting around 600 pieces, this collection of Brabant is one of the bigger private collections of the classical modern art in Germany.

The collection does not only shine because of its outstanding quality: Its main meaning is shown by the variety which mirrors the art and cultural events as well as the political and social rejections and the fears, hopes and utopias of the people between the two world wars in the 20th century. In 2017 Frank Brabant enacted his collection to be open to public after his death. Therefore he will leave his collection to the Museum Wiesbaden and the Museum Schwerin through a foundation.  Art collector Frank Brabant born in 1938 in Schwerin turned Wiesbaden into his chosen hometown 60 years ago. He started his collection in 1964 by buying a woodcarving by Max Pechstein. Today well known male artists such as Otto Dix, Wassily Kandisky and Alexej von Jawlensky gather within his collection. Also female artists such as Käthe Kollwitz, Jeanne Mammen or Hanna Höch whose work has recently been rediscovered through art historically discourses. Brabant always found target-oriented pieces of the early vanguard, mostly from painters of the art aggregations “Brücke”, “Der Blaue Reiter” or “Junges Rheinland” as well as “Neue Sezession”, “Freie Sezession”, “November-Gruppe” and “Sturm” groups from Berlin. The exhibition “Von Beckmann bis Jawlensky” displays the wide spectrum of art of the first half of the 20th century, with 130 pieces in 9 thematic structured rooms with well-known positions of the expressionism, the magical realism and the new practicality.



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