Berlinische Galerie

Ferdinand Hodler and Modernist Berlin

10 Sep 2021 - 17 Jan 2022

Ferdinand Hodler, Der Frühling, ca. 1910, © Privatsammlung
Ferdinand Hodler’s evocative figure paintings, mountain landscapes and portraits are Modernist icons. The Swiss artist (1853–1918), an influential force in symbolism, drew great international acclaim even in his own lifetime. Contemporaries valued Hodler above all as a master of human characterisation: as the artist Paul Klee noted in 1911, he could “create the soul by painting the body”.