A Passion for ART
The Rombold Collection
Francisco Carolinum Linz / 27. Feb. 2020 till 19. Jul. 2020
Duration of exhibition: 27 February to 1 June 2020
Opening: Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 6.30 pm
In March 2002 Linz theologian, philosopher, art expert and retired university professor Günter Rombold presented his significant art collection to the State of Upper Austria. This collection of more than 500 works ranges from Modern Art with a focus on Expressionism and works by Upper Austrian master of drawing Alfred Kubin right up to contemporary painting, graphics and sculpture after 1945. Following his death in December 2017, more than 200 further works from his estate came into the collection at the Landesgalerie.
A selection of these significant collections are now being presented to the public. The exhibition pursues the question of the emotionality and sensuality of art, concepts closely related to expressivity. More light is also shed on the different forms of viewing art and thus on questions of perception. Both are matters which Günter Rombold represented throughout his life in his collecting activities and also in his teaching. Upper Austrian artists such as Siegfried Anzinger and Gunter Damisch will be on display as well as works by masters of world renown such as Max Beckmann, Lovis Corinth, Horst Janssen, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Georges Rouault and Karl Schmidt-Rotluff. In addition, prominent Austrian artists such as Arnulf Rainer and Fritz Wotruba will be presented.
Alfred Kubin will also be especially honoured within this exhibition. With the aid of the more than 100 drawings by Kubin contained in the Rombold collection, the Kubin Cabinet at the Landesgalerie Linz will shed light on the special relationship between the art theoretician and theologian Günter Rombold and Kubin.
A catalogue of the inventory of the Rombold collection will be published for the exhibition..
Further information on the programme: see PDF download