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Artists of Brucke: Themes in German Expressionist Prints

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) presents Artists of Brucke, its first Web-only exhibition, showcasing over 120 German Expressionist prints created by Erich Heckel and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (founders of the Brucke movement), Otto Mueller, Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. The site discusses the Brucke movement and its artists' beliefs, explores eight themes in Expressionist Art (such as City, Cabaret, Retreat, Nudes), and includes artists' biographies. The Prints section of the site makes terrific use of the Web and Flash animation. An array of thumbnails of all the works in the show can be sorted to highlight particular artists, themes, or mediums. Mousing over any print brings up a slightly larger view and the artist, title and date, while clicking retrieves the full view, with complete caption. Also available are a chronology of the Expressionist movement, a map of the area where Brucke artists lived and worked, suggested readings, and a textual list of all the works in the exhibition.
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December 5th, 2003
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December 12th, 2003 at 1:22pm
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December 12th, 2003 at 1:22pm
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