In the footsteps of the history of art

Wertheim.Members of the VHS Wertheim and Förderkreis "Schlösschen im Hofgarten" conducted as part of the seminar on the history of art under the direction of Dr. med. Jörg Paczkowski in Upper Bavaria. The focus was on the environment around the Murnau am Staffelsee market. In addition to the extraordinary architecture, a visit to three museums linked to the Hofgartenschlösschen collection was part of the trip.

The range varied from the only Romanesque church fully preserved in Upper Bavaria to Altenstadt to the Gothic church of the former Rottenbuch monastery, which was baroque in the eighteenth century, until the preserved monastery from Benediktbeuern. The so-called old hall with its many ceiling paintings printed at this place.

The legendary monastery of Wessobrunn was also the resort of the trip. According to legend, a foundation of Duke Tassilo, the monastery would be at the origin of one of the most important stucco schools in Germany. The highlight was the visit to the Rococo church "Die Wies", whose architecture allows to ask how this filigree building could develop in a static way. The light guide in the church impressed: moving light attracts the sun as a component.

The city of Murnau was visited with its city church. It was built under the influence of a parent of August Moosbrugger (builder of the Venantiuskirche in Wertheim) in the 18th century. From the residence of the painter Gabriele Münter was the view of the city to admire.

Time and time again, the expressive artists around Gabriele Münter, Wassily Kandinsky, Alexei Jawlensky and Marianne von Werefkin remained in Murnau at the beginning of the 20th century. They captured the landscape in their images and found their way to classic modern art. By the painter's subjective feeling, color has gradually supplanted the present form.

At Franz-Marc-Haus in Kochel, participants tackled classical modernity and images around the Blaue Reiter's artists' association. You can see Franz Marc's originals as well as images of his contemporaries, whose works are present at the Hofgartenschlösschen. It has become evident that the art of these painters is present in the communities of Murnau and Kochel.

The artistic journey was completed by a visit to the "Museum of the imagination" in Bernried on Lake Starnberg, home to the collection of Lothar-Günther Buchheim. The works of the Erich Heckel bridge painters Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (Gerlinger Collection) deserved just as much admiration as the cosmos of the creator of "boats" Buchheim. The excursion was the conclusion of the VHS seminar "History of Art on the example of Upper Bavaria".

© Fränkische Nachrichten, Wednesday, 30.10.2019

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