Hans Thoma<br/>
German 1839-1924<br/>
<em>In the hammock</em> 1876<br/>
(<em>In der Hängematte</em>) <br/>
oil on canvas<br/>
107.0 x 147.0 cm <br/>
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main<br/>
Acquired in 1908 with funds from the Pfungst-Stiftung<br/>

European Masters

Städel Museum, 19th–20th Century

NGV International

Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, Level G

19 Jun 10 – 10 Oct 10

European Masters: Städel Museum, 19th–20th Century brings together a remarkable collection of masterpieces from the Städel Museum in Frankfurt, one of the finest collections in Europe. The National Gallery of Victoria is truly privileged to host this exhibition, as the Städel have committed only the highlights of its renowned collection of 19th and 20th century European art. Alongside masterpieces by German artists are works by the greatest French, Belgian, Dutch and Swiss masters of the time.  Included are iconic Neo-Classical, Realist, Impressionist and Symbolist works, through to breathtaking German Expressionist paintings and sculpture, rarely seen in Australia.

A high point is the presence of no fewer than ten works by Max Beckmann, the quintessential Expressionist artist. This is an unprecedented opportunity to see a spectacular array of the finest European art spanning the dynamic and transformative years of the 19th and 20th century.