zondag 12 maart 2017

Cultural trip to Deventer and Zwolle

11-12 March 2017 a cultural trip to visit 2 exhibitions.

Museum MORE at Gorssel was our first stop to visit the exhibition of Johannes Gruetzke
Magnificant, theatrical and baroque, the works of the Berlin artist Johannes Grützke (1937) can only be captured in great words. Extravagant moral sketches and (self) portraits. Grützke shows people in all their glorious crazyness, with irony and compassion. In Germany, Grützke is now considered to be the last living of the great realistic artists.
Here some of his works:

We also visited the 'standard collection' of the museum, some favs:

Next stop Deventer, where we stayed at the IJsselhotel.

the river IJssel
view on the old town of Deventer from the hotel

taking the ferry to the other side

   Dinner at Huis Vermeer, advised by a friend.

P.'s choice was cheese with a glass of Port


Sunday, 12 March we left Deventer and went to visit museum De Fundatie in Zwolle, where we wanted to see the exhibition of Werner Tuebke

first time this year sitting outside enjoying the sunshine at the bar opposite the museum

The immense panorama by Werner Tübke (1929-2004) in Bad Frankenhausen is sometimes referred to as the Sistine Chapel of the North. Tübke painted the panorama between 1976 and 1987. The subject is the German Peasants' War of 1524-1526; the people's revolt against the powers that be in the south of the German speaking area, which the GDR saw as a precursor for the People's Republic. Tübke is seen as the most important painter of the GDR. He was certainly no superficial propagandist . His virtuoso, theatrical and sometimes bizarre work retained its aesthetic significance, even after the fall of the wall in 1989. Museum de Fundatie will present the first retrospective exhibition of Tübke’s paintings outside Germany next spring. This will include the 15 meters long preliminary study (scale 1:10) of his panorama from the Berlin National Gallery’s collection.

Werner Tübke painted a number of large scale state assignments. In addition to the panorama, he painted an allegory of The working class and intelligentsia for the Karl-Marx-Universität in Leipzig (1970) and a multi-panel on Man – the measure of all things for the Palast der Republik in Berlin (1974). Tübke studied at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig at the end of the nineteen forties. At the beginning of the nineteen fifties he continued his education at the Caspar-David-Friedrich-Institut in Greifswald, where he also studied art history. He made his first study trip to Italy in the early seventies. Initially, Tübke came under fire as his work refused to conform to the socialist realism demanded at the time, however the GDR government later embraced him as the ultimate interpreter of the communist ideal.


view on Zwolle from the top floor of the museum

Also the exhibition 'Leap of Faith; by Klibansky was interesting:

Klibansky's work reflects the today’s world, or rather: tomorrow's world. Inspired by technology, fashion, design, architecture, travel and music his work gives shape to a world that balances utopia with nightmare. His paintings, collages, prints and sculptures are dynamic, colourful and imaginative, with a nod to the surrealists here and there. ‘Leap of Faith’, from 28 January to 14 May 2017 in De Fundatie, is Klibansky's first solo exhibition in a museum in the Netherlands and provides an excellent overview of his burgeoning yet already impressive oeuvre.


title of this art work: 'we made it'   :-)

Nijntje by Klibansky

After a really good wine at our fav place 'Het Wijnhuis' in Zwolle with some great 'bitterballen' we drove home.
It was a super weekend.

dikke kus