Gabrielle Münter – experimental colourist

Louisiana, Humlebaek, Denmak
3 May – 19 August 2018


Portrait of Marianne von Wereflin, 1909

German painterGabriele Münter (1877-1962) was an open-minded, experimental artist with an international network and extensive exhibition activities. During World War I she spent time in Stock­­holm and Copenhagen, where she had her artistic breakthrough in 1918 with her first solo exhibition.

Linz der Blaue See, 1954

Gabriele Münter  has not been widely acknowledged in the history of art until now. Her work has usually been seen and interpreted in the context of German Expressionism and with a focus on her relationship and collaboration with Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) in the time of the artist group “Der Blue Reiter” .


Much of what Münter created is still unknown,
but 100 years after Münter exhibited for the first time in Denmark, this will finally be remedied. The exhibition takes a present-day look at Münter’s work, which is presented in thematic sections – from the classic genres such as the portrait and landscape through interiors and abstractions to her interest in foreign cultures, folk art and children’s drawings.