Exhibitions Archive

Holstein Impressions

6 May — 8 July 2018
Matthias Jarren | Kornmühle bei Kollmoor | undatiert | Öl auf Leinwand

The wide landscape of Schleswig-Holstein has inspired many painters. Matthias Jarren (1872-1960) is one of them. The contemporary of Fritz and Hermine Overbeck was a landscape and outdoor painter – just like the first Worpswede artists. In addition, he was a founding member of the Künstlerbund Steinburg (Artists’ Association Steinburg), one of the oldest artists’ associations in Northern Germany.

Born and raised in Itzehoe, Jarren made his first painting and drawing experiments at a young age. Travels took him to Italy, the Middle East, and Russia, but in 1904 he returns to Itzehoe for good and dedicates himself to the motifs of his native landscape.

In an impressionist manner, his paintings capture the light of the North, the beauty of rural seclusion, and the vastness of marshland and geest landscape in glowing colors. In a unique compilation of works by the Worpswede couple Fritz and Hermine Overbeck, the exhibition invites you to revel in the beauty of North German landscapes.

Das Overbeck-Museum wird gefördert von:

Logo der Karin und Uwe Hollweg Stiftung
Logo der Heinz und Ilse Bühnen-Stiftung
Logo der Waldemar Koch Stiftung
Logo der Waldemar Koch Stiftung

Willy Lamotte Stiftung

Logo der Bremer Schuloffensive