The Novembergruppe


The elegant, dynamic figures in the sculpture “Triad” resemble a group of dancers. Only when we look closer can we make out the heads, arms and legs swirling in a rhythmic circle. Although we hear no music to the dance, music inspired this work by Rudolf  Belling. The Novembergruppe first showed the sculpture in a plaster version in 1920. It was intended as a model for a musical stage six metres high that the artist wanted to build of bricks with colourful rendering. The idea behind the “Triad” is that all the arts, represented here in abstract, symbolic form, should act together in harmony. This interdisciplinarity was also a fundamental objective and hallmark of the Novembergruppe.

The association brought together not only painters and sculptors, but also architects, composers and film-makers. Some collaborated on projects like the magazines “Der Kunsttopf” and “NG”, the annual fancy-dress ball and an avant-garde radio broadcast.

Read more stories about the Novembergruppe here.


Berlinische Galerie

Landesmuseum für Moderne
Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur
Stiftung Öffentlichen Rechts

Alte Jakobstraße 124–128
10969 Berlin Germany

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