Starting in 2009, the Belvedere will present a new exhibition series: special displays of selected works from its collections envisaged for spring and autumn 2009 aim to demonstrate the high quaility of the Belvedere’s holdings - such as in the fields of international Modern Art, German Romanticism, and French Impressionism. The presentations will include both retrospectives of individual artists and key works exemplifying important stylistic developments, from medieval art to the present. Accompanying publications containing documentations and scholarly contributions will attest to the latest scientific findings.
The new exhibition series will be inaugurated with a display of 14 works by Lovis Corinth. Around 1900, Corinth, who came from East Prussia and was trained in Munich, advanced in no time to the position of one of the most popular artists of the Berlin Secession and was considered equal in standing to Max Liebermann. The Belvedere owns works dating from all of the artist’s crucial periods, so that it is possible to comprehensively illustrate the evolution of his expressive painting style.
This special display is staged in a separate room in the Upper Belvedere.