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Modern Art

Prints and Drawings

After the war, an attempt was made to fill the void left by the forced dispersion by allocating the limited budget to works on paper instead of paintings. The extraordinary collection of prints and drawings now contains approximately 25,000 works, providing an overview of the most important movements and influential artists of the 20th century, including French graphics of the late 19th and the 20th century, a comprehensive group of works by Picasso, exponents of German expressionism, Der Blaue Reiter, Die Brücke and the Bauhaus, and art after 1945. Since 1970, the focus shifted away from singular works by an artist to complete cycles of works and works by groups of artists. Due to the fragility of these works, they can only be shown intermittently, most often as part of special exhibitions.