• Richard Paul Lohse

    Museum Fridericianum

    This retrospective of Richard Paul Lohse’s over-60-year body of work was in two parts, one showing the artist’s early and serial pieces, the other showing his modular works. The retrospective began with a colorful, quasi-expressionistic still life, Kaffeekanne (Coffee pot, ca. 1925), jumped to a more geometricized work, Vogelbild 2 (Bird picture 2, 1935), and really got going with the completely geometrical, diagonally oriented work of the mid ’40s. In these pieces, Lohse treats geometrical color units as autonomous themes, connected only as rhythmic series. Indeed, he transcends the materiality

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