The art of Impressionism is primarily associated with bright colors and lightdappled compositions. Less well-known is that nearly all of the prominent Impressionist painters also made graphic reproductions in black-and-white, which they were already including in their earliest exhibitions. The catalogue of the Museum im Kulturspeicher in Würzburg is the first to trace the progress of graphics in the second half of the 19th century: How did the Impressionists use this medium to realize their concepts of art?
Alongside works by famous international artists like Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro and James McNeill Whistler, German Impressionists are also shown. They include not only wellknown names, for instance Max Slevogt, Lovis Corinth, Max Liebermann and Lesser Ury, but also artists like Ernst Oppler and Ludwig von Gleichen-Russwurm, whose rediscovery is certainly warranted.