Masterpiece in Focus: Friedrich Nietzsche and the Artists of the New Weimar

18 April–25 August 2019

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Max Klinger, Friedrich Nietzsche (detail), c. 1904, bronze with black patina, 63.2 x 47.3 x 26.5 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Gift of the Robert Tanenbaum Family Trust, Toronto. Photo: NGC

Nietzsche was seen as a radical prophet of modernism and had an extraordinary influence on artists and critics in Germany around 1900. Max Klinger’s bronze sculpture of the famous philosopher is the focus of this exhibition, supported by works by Henry Van de Velde, Edvard Munch and others.

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