Louise Stomps

DAS VERBORGENE MUSEUM as a guest at the Berlinische Galerie

15 October 2021 to 17 January 2022

Sculpture

Louise Stomps

DAS VERBORGENE MUSEUM as a guest at the Berlinische Galerie

15 October 2021 to 17 January 2022

Human suffering, sensual fragility and defenceless creatures are pivotal themes in the work of the Berlin-born sculptor and printmaker Louise Stomps (1900–1988). After training at the Prussian Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin and attending a sculpture class given by Milly Steger at the Berlin Association of Women Artists, she had her own studio from 1930. Hardly any of the work she produced in the 1930s has survived, as her studio was bombed during the Second World War. In the autumn of 1945, Louise Stomps showed her works – among other places – at the first Sculpture Exhibition organised by Galerie Rosen in Berlin. In 1960 the artist moved into an old sawmill in Bavaria. She was inspired by the varieties of wood growing in the area, including beech, pine and local oak. Wood became a key protagonist in her late œuvre, and natural materials are the most important components in her work. Stomp’s view of nature as the primal source of all life encouraged her formal turn to organic abstraction. In the 1970s she created sculptures three to four metres high, such as “Eos”, “Pilgrim”, “Ascetic” and “Gilgamesh”.

The exhibition and catalogue will honour this extraordinary sculptor for the first time, exploring her work in depth and placing it in an international context.

Das Verborgene Museum is a guest at the Berlinische Galerie. The exhibition and catalogue have been generously supported by the Capital Cultural Fund (HKF).

LOUISE STOMPS - Figuring Nature Sculptures 1928-1988
15 October 2021 to 17 January 2022
DAS VERBORGENE MUSEUM as a guest at the Berlinische Galerie
Alte Jakobstraße 124-128, 10969 Berlin

www.dasverborgenemuseum.de

www.berlinischegalerie.de/ausstellung/louise-stomps

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  • Ausstellungsansicht „Louise Stomps. Natur Gestalten - Skulpturen 1928-1988“
    Foto: © Harry Schnitger
  • Ausstellungsansicht „Louise Stomps. Natur Gestalten - Skulpturen 1928-1988“
    Foto: © Harry Schnitger
  • Ausstellungsansicht „Louise Stomps. Natur Gestalten - Skulpturen 1928-1988“
    Foto: © Harry Schnitger

Louise Stomps

  • Louise Stomps
    Vestalin, 1932, Eiche, H – 197 cm, Privatbesitz, Foto: Martin Weiand, fineartservice.de
    © Nachlass Louise Stomps
  • Louise Stomps
    Das Paar I, 1937, Eiche, H – 45 cm, Berlinische Galerie
    © Nachlass Louise Stomps
  • Louise Stomps
    Nachdenkende, 1946/47, Marmor, 31x19x29cm, Nachlass Hanna Bekker vom Rath, Foto: Ed Restle
    © Nachlass Louise Stomps
  • Louise Stomps
    Trauer, 1947, Eiche, H – 84 cm, Privatbesitz, Foto: Martin Weiand, fineartservice.de
    © Nachlass Louise Stomps
  • Louise Stomps
    Göttin, 1950, Bronze, H – 133 cm, Nachlass Louise Stomps, Foto: Enric Duch
    © Nachlass Louise Stomps
  • Louise Stomps
    Kleine Liegende, um 1950, Bronze, 16x35x16cm, Nachlass Louise Stomps, Foto: Friedhelm Hoffmann
    © Nachlass Louise Stomps
  • Louise Stomps
    Trauernde, 1951, Erle, H – 42 cm, Privatbesitz, Foto: Martin Weiand, fineartservice.de
    © Nachlass Louise Stomps
  • Louise Stomps
    Meergott, 1956, Rotbuche, H – 27 cm, Nachlass Louise Stomps, Foto: Friedhelm Hoffmann
    © Nachlass Louise Stomps
  • Louise Stomps
    Gabriel, 1960, Akazie, H – 70 cm, Privatbesitz, Foto: Friedhelm Hoffmann
    © Nachlass Louise Stomps
  • Louise Stomps
    Hiroshima, 1960, Esche, H – 68 cm, Privatbesitz, Foto: Martin Weiand, fineartservice.de
    © Nachlass Louise Stomps
  • Louise Stomps
    Asket, 1963, Föhre, H – 305 cm, Nachlass Louise Stomps, Foto: Friedhelm Hoffmann
    © Nachlass Louise Stomps
  • Louise Stomps
    Sklave, 1965, Ahorn, 57x200x40 cm, Nachlass Louise Stomps, Foto: Friedhelm Hoffmann
    © Nachlass Louise Stomps
  • Louise Stomps
    Umarmung, 1966, Bronze, H – 25 cm, Nachlass Louise Stomps, Foto: Friedhelm Hoffmann
    © Nachlass Louise Stomps
  • Louise Stomps
    Gordo,1967/68, Birnholz, H – 205 cm, Künstlergemeinschaft Wasserburg am Inn AK 68, Foto: Martin Weiand, fineartservice.de
    © Nachlass Louise Stomps
  • Louise Stomps
    Schwarze Flamme, 1969, H – 215 cm, Privatbesitz, Foto: Martin Weiand, fineartservice.de
    © Nachlass Louise Stomps
  • Louise Stomps
    Laokoon, 1977, Inn-Eiche, H – 170 cm, Privatbesitz, Foto: Martin Weiand, fineartservice.de
    © Nachlass Louise Stomps
  • Louise Stomps und ihre Skulptur „Der Ruf“, 1977, Birnholz, H-430 cm
    © Nachlass Louise Stomps
    Die Skulptur „Der Ruf“ wurde 1994 beim Brand der Herz-Jesu-Kirche in München-Neuhausen vollständig zerstört.
  • Gerda Schimpf, Louise Stomps im Atelier Schillerstraße 21, Berlin 1948, Berlinische Galerie, Foto: Anja Elisabeth Witte, © Gerda Schimpf Fotoarchiv
  • Anonym, Louise Stomps und „Die Scheue“, Berlin 1946
    © Nachlass Louise Stomps
  • Stefan Moses, Louise Stomps, Bildhauerin, Rechtmehring 1982, aus der Serie „Große Alte“ im Wald, © Archiv Stefan Moses