is a major collection of 19th and 20th century art in Essen
. The museum was established in 1922 by merging the Essener Kunstmuseum
, which was founded in 1906, and the private Folkwang Museum
of the collector and patron Karl Ernst Osthaus
, founded in 1901.
The term Folkwang
derives from the name of the afterlife meadow of the dead, Fólkvangr
, presided over by the Norse
Museum Folkwang incorporates the Deutsche Plakat Museum
(German poster museum), whose circa 340 000 posters from politics, economy and culture. Paul J. Sachs
called it: "The most beautiful museum in the world".
In 2007, David Chipperfield
designed an extension.
19th and 20th century
<gallery widths="140px" heights="140px" perrow="4">image:Caspar David Friedrich 019.jpg|Caspar David Friedrich
, Woman before the Setting Sun (Frau vor untergehender Sonne),
1818-1820image:Edouard Manet Faure as Hamlet.JPG|Edouard Manet
, Faure as Hamlet, (Faure als Hamlet),
1877image:Renoir Lise With Umbrella.jpg|Pierre-Auguste Renoir
, Lise with Umbrella, Lise mit Schirm,
1867image:Vincent Willem van Gogh 088.jpg|Vincent van Gogh
, Portrait of Armand Roulin, (Porträt des Armand Roulin),
1888image:Paul... Read More