Tiergarten through the lens of Max Liebermann
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  
Augmented Pedagogies [‘22]

Artists record, creating compositions that are representative of their perception of a place, their subjectivities
determining what is included or left out. The Tiergarten exists in painted, drawn, and etched compositions and although
they represent different states of the park, they are each a version of events as recorded through the lens of the

The canvases of Max Liebermann (1847-1935), a Berliner, and artist who lived to the north of the Brandenburger Tor, that depict the Tiergarten exemplify this. He painted scenes from different locations, from the Kinderspielplatz (children’s playground), to the Siegesallee.