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Freedom and Free Spirits - Olaf Gulbransson meets Berta Hummel
Exhibition from May 18th, 2010 to April 2011

The works of the famous Norwegian painter Olaf Gulbransson and those of Berta Hummel will come together for the first time in the Hummel House in Massing. Olaf Gulbransson is well known for his political caricatures in satirical Norwegian magazines - in Germany he is best known for his sketches in "Simplicissimus". Olaf drew hard-hitting sketches for the magazine and each sketch was accompanied by a fitting comment. Even today Olaf Gulbranssons's caricatures of famous people of his time are still greatly loved and appreciated.

Olaf Gulbransson illustrated many books, just as Berta Hummel did. His illustrations included Hans-Christian Andersen's "Märchen" (Fairy Tales) and his collegue Ludwig Thoma's "Lausbuben Geschichen."

Berta Hummel's excellent portraits will be shown in this exhibition. During her years as a student in Munich, she did many character portraits. Two self-portraits and "The Lady in Red" will also be shown. Berta Hummel, much like her collegue Olaf Gulbransson, enjoyed painting and drawing realistic caricatures.

Both artists loved their homeland dearly. Berta Hummel painted charming aquarells of her Bavarian homeland and Olaf Gulbransson loved to paint his "second home", the Bavarian Alps near Tegernsee from the "Schererhof." He often called Tegernsee "His fjord".

 
Freiheit und Geistesfreiheit - Olaf Gulbransson
 
 
Freiheit und Geistesfreiheit - Berta Hummel