Paintings, sculptures, watercolours, drawings & graphics

28 October 2018 - 27 January 2019

Max Beckmann has come to be considered as one of the classics of modernism, on a par with Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.
Despite his mastery of painting, modelling and graphics, his works – which are disturbing, enigmatic and sensual – continue to be a challenge for the viewer. And yet it is astonishing that his work is still relatively unknown in the Italian cultural world, and the only exhibition worthy of note was held at the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome over twenty years ago.

The 30 oil paintings, 17 watercolours, 80 graphic works and 2 sculptures carefully selected for the retrospective exhibition at the Museo d’arte Mendrisio will at last make it possible not only to rediscover the main chapters in the work of this unique artist, but also to retrace his artistic career through all the media he used.

It will also be a rare opportunity to admire a good number of his exceptional graphic works, which he created mainly between 1917 and 1925, and after the Second World War. These were decisive in the way they expressed the new idea of space in the artist’s mature style, balanced between dream and reality.



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Tuesday - Friday
10 a.m. - noon / 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Monday closed (on public holidays open)
Thursday 25 October 2018, 11.30 am
Saturday 27 October 2018, 5 pm