The Age of Expression: 20th-century Northern European Prints from the Barber Institute

  • 8 February - 25 March 2011

This exhibition includes works by Max Beckmann, George Grosz, Käthe Kollwitz, Franz Marc, Emil Nolde, Egon Schiele and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff on loan from the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham. Many of the artists featured in the exhibition were asssociated with German Expressionism. The works respond to the First World War and its aftermath using familiar print techniques such as woodcut and drypoint with an innovative simplicity and directness to evoke powerful emotional states. To find out more about the Barber Institute and their exhibitions, click here.

Image: Egon Schiele, Crouching Woman, 1914 ©The Barber Institute of Fine Arts