Otto Modersohn Museum

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From 1874 to 1889 Otto Modersohn predominantly painted landscapes of a small size showing simple motives: Country lanes and rivers leading into large distances filled with shimmering light.
These pictures refer to the French romantics like Daubigny, Corot, Dupre and Rousseau. Modersohn admired those painters and called them “intimates”. He had discovered them at the ‘Internationale Glaspalastausstellung’ in Munich in 1895 and wrote in his “They are wonderfullly inspired by the smallest and most insignificant in nature”.