2 March – 3 June 2018

GERHARD MARCKS – Reflections of a Sculptor
From the preliminary draft to the finished sculpture


Gerhard Marcks (1889-1981) is one of the most important sculptor in the modern figurative tradition in Germany between 1930 and 1960. For him, a preliminary drawing was the most significant way of finding the final form – studying the model as an important interim stage before creating the freely created sculpture.

The exhibition shows the perspective of reflecting about sculpture using numerous drawings, drafts and artistic impressions. These go beyond their mere preparatory function as templates for the sculptural process. They gain an independent relevance by their juxtaposition of models and finished sculptures.

The exhibits include the plaster model of “die Trauernden” (the mourners) – the memorial for the victims of World War II in the atrium of the Romanesque church of St. Maria im Kapitol – as well as two different bronze versions of “Albertus Magnus”, the final, larger-than-life realisation of which was placed in front of the main entrance to the University of Cologne in 1956.

An exhibition in collaboration with the Gerhard-Marcks-Haus, Bremen, and works on loan from a private Cologne collection
 
    
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OPENING TIMES AND ADMISSION

Opening Times 
Tue-Fri: 10am to 6pm
Sat, Sun, public holidays: 11am to 6pm
Closed on monday


Admission
€ 5,00 // red. € 2,00

Guided group visits
For Adults: € 60,00
Weekend, public holidays: € 70,00
For Pupils / Students: € 20,00


For more informations:
museum@kollwitz.de
+49 (0) 221 / 227 2602


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Credits

Trauernde, um 1946,
Bleistift, 28,2 x 18,2 cm
© Gerhard-Marcks-Stiftung, Bremen
and
Trauernde, Totenmal für Köln,
Gipsmodell, 1947, h 133 cm
© Kunsthaus Lempertz, Köln, Photo: Saša Fuis

Both: © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018