Brilliant news! The very first catalogue raisonné for the artist Max Beckmann is going online today. He died just over 70 years ago which means his work has entered the public domain. It will contain images of 843 of his paintings, information on more than 5,000 publications and 1,350 exhibitions, as well as details about archives, auctions and institutions. It’s the work of art historian Anja Tiedemann who has worked tirelessly for over five years on the project and is funded by the Kaldewei Stiftung, a private foundation devoted to promoting German Expressionism.
The website is free to use and caters to both the public and scholars. And for the traditionalists (or those who just like the option when technology fails) from mid-February the catalogue will also be available as a double-volume book.
Picture: Hamburger Kunsthalle