Manessier – composer in colours
September 2012. The centenary of Alfred Manessier's birth is being marked by Bremen's Church of Our Lady with a year devoted to this internationally celebrated French painter. On show at the Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum from 11 November 2012 to 24 February 2013 will be an exhibition focusing on Manessier's stained glass windows. Alfred Manessier (1911–1993) was a lyrical abstract artist and a key figure in the Ecole de Paris in the 1950s/60s. His abstract images are luminous areas of colour radiating from dark, latticed structures, so naturally he was also commissioned to create stained glass windows. Between 1965 and 1979, Manessier designed a series of windows at Bremen's Church of Our Lady which are important examples of modern glasswork. Manessier's windows were his hymns to light. This exhibition traces the design and execution of these Bremen windows and illustrates the links between them and Manessier's paintings and drawings. Special hotel deal from just €99.00 per person: 2 nights in a double room, 2 buffet breakfasts, 1 guided tour of the city centre (English/German), 1 ErlebnisCard (discovery card) and 1 travel guide per room. Bookable through Bremer Touristik-Zentrale.