Soul Landscapes - Lovis Corinth / Berta Hummel / Peter Wittmann
Exhibition from March 14th, 2008 to May 2009

This year, 2008, marks Lovis Corinth's 150th birthday. (1858-1925). For this reason renowned museums like the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, the Museum of Art in Leipzig and the East German Gallery in Regensburg are planning Lovis Corinth exhibitions. The first of these exhibitions will be "Soul Landscapes" in the Berta Hummel Museum in Massing.

Pictures from Corinth's Walchensee series have been made available by the East German Gallery in Regensburg. There will also be Corinth prints from Otto Mauer's collection in the Archbishop's Museum in Vienna. Berta Hummel works (1909-1946) and Peter Wittman works (1951-) dealing with similar themes will also be on display.

A number of Berta Hummel's landscapes and city scenes from her Bavarian home painted during her university years in Munich can be seen together with pictures from a later period when she was in the convent in Sießen. Here the visitor can see landscapes with her Hummel children or landscapes with religious motives, such as the picture "Shephards on the way to Bethlehem."

Peter Wittman, a painter from Regensburg will be showing landscapes from 1984 to 1989 - pictures that resulted from his five-year-stay in the Himalayas (1977 to 1982).

Along with works from the three artists mentioned above, the visitor can see old Hummel figurines and Hummel dolls in the entranceway to the museum. There is also a selection of some of the museum's Hummel figurines from the world's largest collection on display.

A catalog will also be available with texts by Dr. Genoveva Nitz (an art historian), Dr. Herber Schneidler (Director of the East German Gallery in Regensburg) and Dr. Roman Zieglgänsberger (Director of the Print Collection in the East German Gallery in Regensburg). The catalog includes many pictures.

Soul Landscapes - Lovis Corinth
Soul Landscapes - Berta Hummel
Soul Landscapes - Peter Wittmann