Sibylle Bergemann's photos tell of the beautiful and the serious, of the bizarre, the distinctive and the obstinate. Casual-looking composition and a reportage-like, almost cinematic character characterise her views of East Berlin. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Bergemann entered a new phase. Black and white now gave way to colour.
Born at the end of the war, Anselm Kiefer has been pursuing the goal of raising awareness since the 1970s, in an intensive examination of German history and an ambiguous treatment of taboo content.
Germaine Krull led an unconventional, nomadic life of adventure. Her extraordinary photographs of technical buildings and industrial plants catapulted her to the forefront of the international photo avant-garde, the New Vision movement.
He is considered the "master of the fantastic scary trip, the surreal screen spectacle". The films of the American director Tim Burton have cult status, but his visual work is still largely to be discovered.
Sean Scully is considered one of the most important painters of our time, who drove the discussion of abstract painting of the present like no other artist.
While Gauguin was unable to find his longed-for paradise in life, he succeeded in putting his ideal vision of an unspoiled world on canvas - with bright colors and elemental forms that revolutionized art.
Joan Jonas is a pioneer of performance and video art. In the early 1960s, she developed her first happenings, in which she used the female body naked or dressed as "sculptural material" in space and used mirrors to scan, fragment, and reflect.
At the intersection of graphic design, photography and typography, Jakob Straub creates outstandingly beautiful books.
The great unknown - until now a fundamental (architectural) historical reappraisal has been lacking, but the power of Lina Bo Bardi's remarkable buildings and the significance of her search for a Brazilian architecture of modernism remains unbroken, even decades later.
August Macke and Franz Marc were connected by a close friendship, which is one of the special events of the art of the 20th century, not only in human, but also in artistic terms.
No other artist, especially in the prudish 19th century, dared such drastic realism and the associated breaking of taboos as Gustave Coubert. His most famous painting, L'Origine du monde, was for a long time the epitome of an art scandal.