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Weltsichten: Landschaft in der Kunst seit dem 15. Jahrhundert

Worldviews: Landscape in Art since the 15th Century Exhibition: 14 November 2015 - 1 October 2016

The exhibition will be on display from 14 November 2015 until Autumn 2016. Please see the museum’s website for the actual dates.

On an area of about 1500 sqm. in the newly constructed, subterranean Museum unter Tage the exhibition Weltsichten highlights the development of the landscape as a resonating cavity for the individual and society. A part of these works will be on permanent display from now on.


Like no other medium the artistic representation of landscapes qualifies to reflect the individual’s role in the world and the views of the individual to its respective environment: landscape view is always worldview.

Therefore, works of landscape art are not to be understood as mere images of an actual landscape. Rather they combine collective and individual perspectives and reveal social model ideas as well as private feelings or aspirations. Thereby respective current sociocultural historical developments are reflected or even anticipated. In other cases dreamy, melancholic or critical counter-images for each experienced reality arise. The exhibition pays particular attention to the changes, breaks and often surprising transformations that took place in this view of the world over the centuries.


The exhibition “Weltsichten” includes works by a number of (old) Dutch artists such as Willem van Bemmel, Aelbert Cuyp, Jan Dibbets, Ger van Elk, Lucas van Gassel, Jan van Goyen, Claes Dircksz. van der Heck, Meindert Hobbema, Jan van Kessel, Joos de Momper, Aert van der Neer, Adam Pynacker, Jacob Isaackz. van Ruisdael, Herman Saftleven, David Teniers, Frederick van Valckenborch, Sebastian Vrancx and David Vinckboons.