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Museum of Fine Arts in Leipzig Focuses Exhibition on Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s Drawings

LEIPZIG.- The Museum of Fine Arts in Leipzig today opens the exhibition “Drawing until Furiosness”. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner is considered one of the most important draughtsmen of the expressionist movement. Kirchner drew wherever he was, whether in the studio or outside. Thousands of works developed in this way. Many of his paintings have their roots in the drawings he made. Kirchner writes in a diary entry from August 4,1919: “I must draw until Furiousness”. This selection of works from the Brucke Museum, which houses the most extensive collections of works by Kirchner in the world, gives an overview from all creative periods in the artist’s career. From the beginning with his Die Brucke colleagues around 1905, to the productive years in Berlin and on through his late works in Switzerland.