Museum Frieder Burda: DIE MALER DES HEILIGEN HERZENS
(THE PAINTERS OF THE SACRED HEART)
The exhibition puts the work of the great French autodidacts of the early 20th century in a new light. From the big city to nature, its flowers, blossoms and fruits, from the temptations of a non-bourgeois life to mythological and religious scenes: Using selected works, mainly from the Charlotte Zander Collection (1930 – 2014), she opens up the cosmos of the life and fantasy worlds of these painters, who sought artistic pursuits alongside their bourgeois existence. Always in the background: the important German art historian Wilhelm Uhde (1874 in Friedeberg/Neumark – 1947 in Paris), whose criticism of the coldness of modernism found precisely in their work the unbroken authenticity he so passionately sought.
Image caption: André Bauchant, Le triomphe de Neptune, 1929, Sammlung Zander © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022