“When you enter Berlin, just left” – this is how Max Liebermann described the way to his house on Pariser Platz to his guests. Completely destroyed in World War II, the Max Liebermann House was rebuilt in the 1990s and is now the headquarters of the Brandenburg Gate Foundation. With its public presentation of Liebermann’s world, the Brandenburg Gate Foundation now commemorates the eventful life of Max Liebermann (1847-1935) and his family.
At the beginning of his artistic career, Max Liebermann was ostracized as a “painter of the ugly” and a “painter of the poor”, and around 1900 he became the most successful representative and supporter of modern art in Germany. Founding member of the Berlin Secession, president of the Berlin Academy of the Arts, portraitist of the bourgeois elite of the German Empire and the Weimar Republic – the presentation of Liebermann’s world looks back on the highlights of Max Liebermann’s life. The Brandenburg Gate Foundation also recalls the tragic fate of the Liebermann family after the National Socialists seized power.
Virtual reality experience: with Liebermanns
Bei Liebermanns’ virtual reality experience reconstructs the artist’s house and studio, which was completely destroyed in World War II. In a fascinating journey through time with VR glasses, visitors* have the unique opportunity to walk through music rooms, dining rooms, study rooms and Max Liebermann’s famous glass studio on the roof of the house.
The virtual tour also allows visitors to experience works by Max Liebermann as well as his impressive art collection, which was partly lost during the Second World War or scattered all over the world – from Édouard Manet to Renoir, Monet, Degas, Cezanne and others.
The Brandenburg Gate Foundation collaborated with the VR development team at Ikonospace to realize the project at Liebermanns. More than 100 objects and furniture of that time were reconstructed within one year with the help of modern technologies such as 3D scanning, 3D sculptures and photogrammetry.
Stiftung Brandenburger Tor
Max Liebermann Haus
Pariser Platz 7
10117 Berlin, Germany