12 Oct-9 Jan 2005. The exhibition organisers, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, aim to present an overview of works, some 150 pieces, by Max Liebermann (1847-1935) during his period in residence in Berlin-Wannsee. The show centres on the radiantly colourful paintings and pastels in which the artist captured summertime views of his garden and peaceful life by Lake Wannsee.
The summer residence became Liebermanns country refuge, a place to which the busy painter gladly retreated. Once the first world war made his annual study trips to Holland impossible, the Wannsee villa became his permanent home during the summer months. It was here, in the period up to the early 1930s, that Liebermann completed more than two hundred studies and paintings of the garden, works that show the artist at the peak of his preoccupation with the theme of nature. Besides views of his garden, Liebermann also painted numerous family portraits whilst at Wannsee.?For more information: