Museum Folkwang partners with leading electricity and gas company for new exhibition

ESSEN.- Preparations for a special art event are on course. When The Ecstasy of Colour – Munch, Matisse and the Expressionists exhibition opens in the Museum Folkwang in the autumn of 2012, it will be an exceptional cultural event, one which not only those directly involved, but also the countless friends of Expressionism are already looking forward. The exhibition confronts for the first time the “Fauves”, the so-called wild ones of French art – Henri Matisse, André Derain, Maurice de Vlaminck, the Norwegian Edvard Munch – with young German and Russian Expressionists such as Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Alexey von Jawlensky, Vassily Kandinsky, Gabriele Münter and Franz Marc. The artists in Germany followed attentively the new painting in France and used it as a starting point for their own revolutionary development. RWE’s commitment is also a declaration of belief in the entire Ruhr Area and the people who live here. The Ruhr Area has alway