Lionel Feininger Exhibition

Yokosuka Museum of Art

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Lionel Feininger (1871-1956), a New Yorker of German immigrant descent, returned to Germany to study music but soon turned instead to painting. After doing illustrations for magazines and satirical illustrations, Feininger then produced oil paintings in an orthodox style, after which he participated in the founding of the Bauhaus in 1919, where he taught until 1932. When the Nazis came to power he was deemed a "decadent artist", at which point Feininger left Germany and returned to New York.
Feininger drew expressionist paintings in bold colors in the 1910s, but after being influenced by Cubism his work became more geometric and layered, turning in the 1920s to a style that pitted opacity against transparency with its glass-like surfaces. His works based on Romantic subjects like church spires, moored boats by the seaside and seaside ruins merged traditional and avant-garde art, occupying a unique position in the history of painting.
This exhibition traces Feininger's work from his early years through to his late period, showcasing oil paintings, watercolors, prints, sketches, wooden toys and so on - a total of some 130 works.

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From 2008-08-02 To 2008-10-05
August-September 10:00-19:00 (until 20:00 on Saturdays), October 10:00-18:00

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