Hermann Linde (Lübeck 1862-1923 Arlesheim) was considered to be one of the outstanding Oriental painters of his time. It is quite true to say that Hermann Linde's life took place in two worlds. There was his world before the turning of the century: Studies at the art academies in Dresden and Weimar, travels to Italy, Tunisia, Egypt and finally a painting stay of several years in India. In addition, he had numerous encounters with artists, including Max Liebermann and Edvard Munch. For Linde, it was a world characterised by naturalistic and impressionistic influences, which found expression in his landscape paintings and city views, in his genre paintings and portraits.
And there were the years of close collaboration with Rudolf Steiner after the turn of the century - a new world opened up. Now it was no longer landscapes, city views and craftsmen that were in favour, but instead the focus was on the elemental, on the elements, on light and colour. He designed the stage sets for the world premiere of Rudolf Steiner's "Mystery Dramas" in Munich and painted in the large dome of the first Goetheanum in Dornach and imprinted himself in the memory of his surroundings with his stimulating studies and paintings on Goethe's "Fairy Tale of the Green Serpent and the Beautiful Lily". In the exhibition, works from "both worlds" will be shown for the first time.
A comprehensive catalogue will be published by the Verlag am Goetheanum to accompany the exhibition.
Exhibition Video (German)
11 July 2023 at 11 a.m.
Hermann Linde on the 100th anniversary of his death / A texture of images, language and sound
Recitation: Claudia Abrecht Werner, Sighilt von Heynitz / Classical guitar: Angelika Seegers
Goetheanum Art Gallery, 1st floor
24 June to 10 September 2023
Hermann Linde and the Human Portrait
Exhibition with various artists in the KunstSchauDepot of the Trigon Foundation, Juraweg 2-6, Dornach
Vernissage: Friday, 23 June 5:00 p.m.
Registration and visiting hours: W. Kugler, Tel. +41 79 542 99 85 / John C. Ermel, Tel. +41 79 321 30 38