De l'Allemagne, 1800-1939 - German thought and painting from Friedrich to Beckmann

is a big exhibition that is dedicated to German art

This event is inscribed within the framework of the 50th anniversary of the Elysee treaty between France and Germany


This exhibition, comprising over two hundred works, offers a reflection on the main themes that structured German thinking. It presents for the first in France, Julius Schnorr Von Carolsfeld's painting in which a black-red-yellow winged angel appears to the Blessed Virgin Mary : The Annunciation.


It places artworks and their artists—including Caspar David Friedrich, Paul Klee, Philipp Otto Runge and Otto Dix— in the intellectual context of their time, and confronts them with the writings of great thinkers, chief among whom is Goethe.

  1. Apollonian and Dionysian, This room is dedicated to the Nazarene movement and painters like Gottlieb Schick and Arnold Böcklin, etc.
  2. The German landscape as history explains the Romantic painters' attempts to turn landscape paintings into historical painting.
  3. Ecce Homo, Human/Not human shows artworks of painters like Adolphe Menzel, Lovis Corinth, Otto Dix, George Grosz,
    Max Beckmann, Christian Schad....

I invite you to read the account of this exhibition that I have given in French.

You can also find out an anecdote written in English about the different versions of the painting "the Watzmann".