In the rural seclusion of Feldwies, the artist Julius Exter developed his unmistakable style. Starting from the village surroundings or the extensive Chiemsee landscape with the moving water surface of the lake and the play of clouds, with the extensive moor areas and the Alpine chain as a distant image on the horizon, paintings of lively colors, sketched by nature, emerge, which on the one hand reflect neo-impressionism, on the other hand they are committed to expressionism in the manner of the French "Fauves". The colors are applied spontaneously with broad, violent brushstrokes, the shapes are generously simplified and abstracted. The unusual, tense motifs seem to want to burst the surface of the picture.

Julius Exter discovered Übersee am Chiemsee as early as 1898 as a summer residence; The main building was a relatively modest, but typical farmhouse of the area with a two-story residential part in the east, stables and barn in the west and a flat gable roof over it.

After extensive renovation measures and careful restoration, the Exter house and its garden are now back in their original form, which was shaped by the artist. In connection with the colorful pictures, the artist's seat in Feldwies is surrounded by a mysterious atmosphere that is able to lure the visitor into the magical world of the "Prince of Color".

For exhibitions from spring to autumn every day, except Mondays, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and by prior arrangement by telephone

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Blumenweg 5
83236 Übersee
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