Artist Profile Films
The inspiration behind and work produced by the German Expressionist artists is discussed and shown in this short series of films based around the works currently on display at Leicester’s New Walk Museum and Art Gallery’s Collection.
Leicester Arts & Museums Service have acquired a rare and significant early work by the German artist Ernest Neuschul, ‘Messias’ (Messiah), 1918, that is now on display at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery. Ernst Neuschul's son Khalil Norland discusses his Father's work and the inspiration behind it.Find out more
Franz Marc (1880-1916) was a German painter and printmaker born in Munich, where he also studied. During visits to Paris in 1903 and 1907 he discovered French Impressionism and from 1907 onward he began animal studies, including anatomy and movement.Find out more
Gabriele Münter’s work 'Portrait of Anna Roslund' is discussed and shown in his short film. Münter met the Danish writer, Anna Roslund, shortly after her move to Copenhagen from Sweden in 1917.Find out more
An insight into the work of Ludwig Meidner and in particular 'Apocalyptic Vision' part of a series of paintings he produced in his Berlin studio during the summer of 1912.Find out more
Max Pechstein joined the Brücke group of painters in 1906. With Heckel he was one of many artists who received hospitality in the Hess house. For the Brücke artists printmaking was a major means of expression.Find out more
Otto Dix (1891-1969) studied in Dresden from 1910-1914 and was a painter of wall-decorations until he taught himself painting. Like many artists, Dix was initially enthusiastic when the First World War broke out and was a soldier throughout the war. During this time Dix, who soon discovered the brutality of war, produced numerous war drawings.Find out more