Cubism and Related Movements
From the Telefónica collections
In the fourth building phase of the Lehmbruck Museum a classic "gallery" for painting was created through minimal architectural alterations. As its first guest exhibitor the Museum welcomes Telefónica O2 Germany and its collection.
Juan Gris, Guitare et compotier, 1926-27, Collection Telefónica
Entitled "Cubism and Related Movements - from the Telefónica collections" the show is complemented by masterpieces owned by the Lehmbruck Museum, which are inspired by Cubist thinking.
Exhibitions have frequently shown how Cubism was developed between 1908 and 1912 by Pablo Picasso and George Braque. The Telefonica collections, go one step further: they show how this "invention" became a language or way of thinking. Pure abstract two-dimensional compositions are then given minimal signs to indicate they are objects and thus turn into portraits or still lifes.
On display are works by Juan Gris, Natalia Gontscharowa, Louis Marcoussis, Albert Gleizes, Jean Metzinger and Joaquín Torres García juxtaposed with sculptural works from the Lehmbruck Museum Collection by Pablo Picasso, Jacques Lipchitz, Henri Laurens, Ossip Zadkine, Pablo Gargallo and others.