The 180 paintings, prints, drawings, carvings and photographs that make up 'Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
(1880-1938)'--co-curated by Fundacion Mapfre and the Kirchner Museum in Davos--do more than introduce the German Expressionist to a new public: they show his work in a refreshingly new light.
As its title suggests, this book--a collection of essays from contributors to the Brucke centenary conference held at the University of Sussex in 2005--is directed towards readers already familiar with the work of the Brucke artists Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
, Max Pechstein and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, who were based in Dresden from 1905 and were later joined by Otto Muller.
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Retrospective 23 April-25 July 2010 Stadel Museum, Frankfurt am Main Catalogue by Felix Kramer et al English edition: ISBN 9783775725538 (hardback), 35 [pounds sterling] (Hatje Cantz Verlag)
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner has been the subject of at least two major retrospectives over the past decade, and he has emerged from both with his painterly and art historical credentials intact.
(2) Norman Rosenthal, 'Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Expressionist', in Jill Lloyd and Magdalena M.
32 37, organised the first exhibition to be devoted entirely to this category of his output: 'Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Das plastische Werk', presented at the Kirchner Museum, Davos, in 2002 and, as 'Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Der Maler als Bildhauer', at the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, in 2003.
(6) On this painting, featured on the poster for the show's London version, see Jill Lloyd, 'Acquisition of the Year: Potsdamer Platz by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner at the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin', APOLLO, vol.
Kirchner's experience of the later War years is recounted from another perspective as a prelude to the second, Swiss half of his career--in the exhibition "Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Bergleben.