The early themes of the Brücke artists included depictions of people, in motion or as nudes. “Quarter-hour nudes”, as they called the rapid drawing exercises, were primarily concerned with capturing a model within a short time with quickly placed strokes and lines. This immediacy became one of the most important foundations of …

Fritz Bleyl, Weiblicher Rückenakt, die rechte Hand in die Hüfte stemmend, 1905/06, Brücke-Museum © Bleyl, Berlin/Solingen

On June 7, 1905, four young architecture students founded the artists’ group Brücke in Dresden. Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, and - the less well-known today - Fritz Bleyl wanted nothing less than to rewrite art history.  Their drive for change contrasts with a time marked by the conservative attitude …

Fritz Bleyl, The Pelican, 1904, colour woodcut in black and yellow, Brücke-Museum © Bleyl, Berlin/Solingen

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“My dear Mr. Düttmann, now that the furore of the opening has died down, I would like to waste no time in thanking you most sincerely once again. Your building for Brücke-Museum is a creation one can’t help but praise … The building has good proportions and correct dimensions throughout … and the landscape has been incorporated in a way that is nothing short of exhilarating. It will no doubt bring cheer to each and every visitor while they are here … Yours always, KSR” … More

Outside view of Brücke-Museum, September 1967, photo: Reinhard Friedrich, Academy of Arts, Berlin, Werner Düttmann Archive, No. 33 F.33/8