At the beginning of the 20th century, a style emerged in German-speaking countries that revolutionised the art world. Contrary to all the principles of lifelike representation that Impressionism still strived for, the emotional and intellectual inner life now guided artistic creation. The forms become coarser, the images more abstract and the perspectives are shifted off-centre.

In Tyrol, Expressionism has the effect of a liberating blow. As if out of nowhere, works appeared here whose artistic quality was in no way inferior to their German role models. With works by Ernst Nepo, Artur Nikodem, Gerhild Diesner, Walter Honeder, Hilde Goldschmidt, Josef Prantl, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, Herbert Boeckl, Herbert Brandl and others, the Graphic Arts Collection is showing a selection of expressionist prints from its extensive holdings. The prints bear witness to the development of a stylistic epoch that marked the gateway to modern art in Tyrol and in some cases continues to resonate to the present day.


MUSEUMSGEFLÜSTER: Expressionism in Tyrol

In this episode, art historian Ralf Bormann talks about Expressionism in Tyrol, about Ernst Nepo, Artur Nikodem, Gerhild Diesner, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, Herbert Boeckl and Herbert Brandl. But also about the Tyrolean landscape and its influence on painting.

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A radio programme by Michael Klieber on the exhibition "Formzertrümmerung".

In today's programme, Ralf Bormann, head of the Graphic Arts Collection, tells us why these works have nothing to hide, why we will even be doing some detective work today and what beautiful places in Innsbruck there are to discover in the works.

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