Museum of the Nötscher Kreis

Anton MAHRINGER, Frühlingsfarben (Ausschnitt), 1963, Privatbesitz ©Graphisches Atelier Neumann, Wien

Press 2024


Exhibition in the Museum of the Nötscher Kreis
April 21 to October 27, 2024

To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Anton Mahringer (1902-1974), the youngest member of the loose group of artists who played a decisive role in shaping Austrian art in the first half of the 20th century under the name of the "Nötscher Kreis", this exhibition will focus on the painter's personal view of his environment in comparison to the diverse artistic positions of landscape representation of his time in Carinthia.
Born in Neuhausen auf den Fildern near Stuttgart, Anton Mahringer was so fascinated by the beauty of this region as early as 1928, when he first visited the Gailtal during a summer excursion with his professor Anton Kolig from the Württemberg State Academy, that he finally decided to settle there permanently in 1931. Through his intense preoccupation with natural forms and inspired by the special atmosphere of this place, Mahringer developed a confidently articulated painting style characterized by a harmonious balance of large lines and surfaces as well as a thin application of paint. In direct comparison with selected landscape paintings by his contemporaries, such as Herbert Boeckl, Elisabeth Guttenberg-Sterneck or Franz Grabmayr, the individual characteristics of his painting style will be made apparent and placed in the general context of their chronological genesis. Finally, works by Cornelius Kolig and Alex Amann offer an outlook on artists who have dealt with the subject of landscape in the Gailtal since Mahringer's death.


Exhibition curator: Sigrid Diewald

Picture selection exhibition 2024 – folgt