TIn light of the artist’s experiences in World War I and the
dramatic political developments on the world stage during his years in
exile after 1937, Beckmann used his ‘world theater’ as a symbol for the
catastrophic situation that prevailed at the time in world affairs. In
Beckmann’s art, the metaphor of the world as a stage can be seen as a
strategy that he used to confront the dramatic changes occurring around
him. The painter transformed his images into a stage for his art. Max
Beckmann: The World as a Stage is the first exhibition to focus on this
theme, which was of major importance to the artist. It gives viewers new
insight into one the most exceptional artists of the twentieth century.
With loans from numerous international museum collections such as the
Tate London, the Fogg Museum, Cambridge MA, and the National Gallery of
Art, Washington D.C. In cooperation with the Kunsthalle Bremen.