Hamburger Bahnhof - Rudolf Belling. Sculptures and Architectures

Rudolf Belling (1886–1972) was one of the most important German sculptors of classical modernism. Berlin’s Nationalgalerie, which held the artist’s first museum exhibition in 1924, now presents this pioneer of sculptural abstraction in the large-scale show Rudolf Belling. Sculptures and Architectures. The exhibition is the first comprehensive presentation of his oeuvre in 40 years and shows Belling’s importance for the avant-garde of the 20th century. The exhibition takes eleven main works from the 1920s as its point of departure, including the famous Dreiklang (Triad, 1919/24). The total of around 80 exhibited items from the 1910s to the 1970s, including sculptures, drawings, models, films, photographs, and figures, illuminate the many facets of a sculptor who did not limit his work to the medium of sculpture alone.
 
The exhibition will be on view until September 17, 2017

 
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Rudolf Belling, Kopf in Messing, 1925 (Detail) © bpk / Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017
 
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Rudolf Belling, Organische Formen, 1921, Bronze, versilbert (Detail), Eigentum des Vereins der Freunde der Nationalgalerie © bpk / Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie / Roman März / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017
 
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Rudolf Belling, Skulptur 23, 1923/1966, Messing, poliert (Detail) © bpk / Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Reinhard Friedrich / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017
 
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Rudolf Belling. Skulpturen und Architekturen, Installationsansicht Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Jan Windszus / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017
 
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Rudolf Belling. Skulpturen und Architekturen, Installationsansicht Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie / Jan Windszus / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017
 
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