A New Exhibition in Munich Is Celebrating Spring With Nature-Inspired Works by August Macke, Emil Nolde, and More. See the Lush Images Here

Kunkel Fine Art presents a diverse array of works in "Linienspiel und Farbenrausch VI," a joint exhibition with Artcurial and Thole Rotermund Kunsthandel.

Lorin Gilles, Gerbera (2017). Courtesy of Kunkel Fine Art, Munich.

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What You Need to Know: Opening April 18 and running through April 28, 2023, Munich-based gallery Kunkel Fine Art will participate alongside Artcurial auction house and Thole Rotermund Kunsthandel gallery in the joint exhibition “Linienspiel und Farbenrausch VI.” The show will be hosted at Artcurial’s Munich location, and be presented concurrently with Paper Positions Berlin art fair, in which Kunkel Fine Art will be participating. For “Linienspiel und Farbenrausch VI,” the works on view center on the theme of landscapes and flowers and represent a diverse array of styles, time periods, and artists, emphasizing the artistic range and inspiration that nature has to offer.

Why We Like It: As we approach the peak of spring, attention to and appreciation for the natural world surges worldwide—which makes an exhibition of floral and landscape artworks particularly timely. Founded in 2023 by Dr. Alexander Kunkel, Kunkel Fine Art specializes in 19th- and 20th-century art, specifically Realist, Impressionist, Symbolist, and Neue Sachlichkeit artists—as well as select contemporary artworks. The gallery’s concentrations make it perfectly situated for a presentation of floral and landscape artworks, featuring everything from traditional Impressionistic still lifes to contemporary photography. From Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s 1912 Expressionist drawing The Swing, which exemplifies the movement’s distinctly emotive style, to Gilles Lorin’s contemplative 2017 daisy portrait Gerbera, the charm and appeal of these traditional genres of art are epitomized. As part of the joint exhibition “Linienspiel und Farbenrausch VI,” visitors are given the opportunity to not only enjoy the premier works presented by Kunkel Fine Art, but from other Munich artworld mainstays as well.

According to the Gallery: “As part of the joint exhibition ‘Linienspiel & Farbenrausch,’ Kunkel Fine Art shows drawings, watercolors, and photographs from Expressionism to the present, which deal with the representation of flowers and landscapes. Decisive for the selection of the works is the question of the manifold possibilities of artistic examination of the topic of nature—in terms of media, style, and content. Through juxtapositions and juxtapositions, historical arcs of tension, aesthetic counterpoints, and biographical cross-connections arise. Thus, the presentation invites to an equally multifaceted and enjoyable journey of discovery, whose milestones are set by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, August Macke, Emil Nolde, Horst Janssen, Gilles Lorin and others.”

See featured works from the exhibition below.

Heinrich Kley, Bouquet of Flowers (ca. 1920). Courtesy of Kunkel Fine Art, Munich.

Heinrich Kley, Bouquet of Flowers (ca. 1920). Courtesy of Kunkel Fine Art, Munich.

Erich Heckel, Fränzi mit Decke (1909). Courtesy of Kunkel Fine Art, Munich.

Erich Heckel, Fränzi mit Decke (1909). Courtesy of Kunkel Fine Art, Munich.

Janssen Horst, Verena's Bouquet of Flowers (1962). Courtesy of Kunkel Fine Art, Munich.

Horst Janssen, Verena’s Bouquet of Flowers (1962). Courtesy of Kunkel Fine Art, Munich.

Hors Janssen, Landscape (1990). Courtesy of Kunkel Fine Art, Munich.

Hors Janssen, Landscape (1990). Courtesy of Kunkel Fine Art, Munich.

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, The Swing (1912). Courtesy of Kunkel Fine Art, Munich.

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, The Swing (1912). Courtesy of Kunkel Fine Art, Munich.

Flowers and Landscapes” will be on view April 18–28, 2023.


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