This exhibition curated by Magdalena Moeller is devoted to the brightly colored works of Die Brücke. The selection of 150 German Expressionist masterpieces aims to illustrate the radically renovated vision of a group of artists who were determined to bridge the gap between classical neoromantic painting and an avant-garde style that had neverbeen seen before. The term German Expressionism owes its name mainly to the foundation of Die Brücke (which literally means The Bridge) by Fritz Bleyl, Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. From its origins the movement drew strength from the artists’ lives and experiences, while they toiled to extract the subjectivity of life that surrounded them. The bustling cities, life on their streets and the circus all stimulate reflections on man’s loneliness, on his alienation and immorality. Its incisive brushstrokes and acidic, accentuated colors soon became distinctive features of the school.