Ernst Weil, Ohne Titel (2+1+8), 1968, Sammlung Claudia und Thomas Weil, Foto: Frank Altmann

Enlarge image: Abstrakte, bunte Malerei

Spontaneous and Constructive – Ernst Weil (1919–1981)

31 March - 27 August 2023
Museum Giersch der Goethe-Universität

With this introduction to Ernst Weil, a painter of the post-war period, the MGGU presents the first comprehensive exhibition on the artist to take place in his native Frankfurt am Main. The retrospective, draws in part on a show taking place at the Städtisches Museum Kunstvilla in Nuremberg in 2020, which it supplements with further private and public loans. In addition to providing a chronological overview of Ernst Weil’s paintings, it sheds light on the multifaceted nature of his artistic and creative work, which also encompasses newspaper illustrations, book designs, room furnishings, animations and a forceful and independent printmaking oeuvre. Weil’s art combines spontaneous gesture with meticulous construction. And although much of it is distinguished by a high degree of abstraction, it never departs entirely from the perceivable world.

Ernst Weil was appointed professor of free painting in Nuremberg in the 1960s. Nevertheless, his works are largely unknown today.

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Museum Giersch der Goethe-Universität
Schaumainkai 83
60596 Frankfurt

+49 (0)69 138 210 10

U: 1-3, 8 (Schweizer Platz) Tram: 12, 15-17, 21 (Stresemannallee / Gartenstraße)
TUE – SUN 10 am – 6 pm
THUR 10 am – 9 pm
Closed inbetween the exhibitions

largely barrier-free

WC wheelchair accessible

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