Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Welcome to our Collection Online! The Collection Online of the Brücke-Museum shows works by members of the Brücke group including Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Fritz Bleyl, Otto Mueller, Max Pechstein, Emil Nolde, Cuno Amiet and Franz Nölken, not to mention their friends and others who companions along the way, such as Max Kaus, Walter Gramatté, Anton Kerschbaumer and Otto Herbig. Select your own search terms or topics for exploring our collection or alternately use the filters to look for … More

Portable photo studio, Foto: Brücke-Museum

The estate of Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, owned by the Karl and Emy Schmidt-Rottluff Foundation at the Brücke Museum, contains around 100 objects from colonial kontexts. The Brücke artist himself never travelled outside Europe. He acquired these objects presumably from the 1910s onwards in the art trade and from private owners. The collection includes ritual and everyday objects, alongside souvenirs for the Western market. Some of them originate from Germany’s former colonies, and thus referring directly to German Expressionists’ entanglements in the often unlawful appropriation of material culture in … More

Objects from Colonial Contexts in the Apartment of Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, circa 1919-1943, Brücke-Museum, Karl und Emy Schmidt-Rottluff Stiftung