max of switzerland

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Remember Max Liebermann
Max Liebermann found his own interpretation of impressionism in the middle of the 1890’s. He left his home country in 1873 and settled for a while in Montmartre, hoping to mingle among the realist and impressionist painters. But being a German, he wasn’t accepted by the artist community (the Franco Prussian War had only just ended two year before). 

He died in Berlin at the age of 89 on 8 February 1936.

Max Liebermann, Terrasse des Restaurants Jacob in Nienstedten an der Elbe (The Terrace at the Restaurant Jacob in Nienstedten on the Elbe), 1902. Oil on canvas, 100 x 70 cm. Hamburger Kunsthalle
Max Liebermann, Papageienallee, 1902. Oil on canvas, 88,1 x 72,5 cm. Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
Max Liebermann, Selbstbildnis (Self Portrait), 1927 (detail). Oil on canvas. Berlin, Germany.
Max Liebermann, Das Atelier des Künstlers (The Studio of the Artist), 1902. Oil on canvas, 68 x 810 cm. Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland

So far today we have:
- Max Whitlock winning his country’s first gold medal in gymnastics
- Two Brazilians medalling in front of a home crowd
- Simone Biles becoming the first American gymnast to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games (sure to increase)
- Giulia Steingruber winning her country’s first gymnastics medal with a vault bronze.
- Simone is the first American vault champion at the Olympic Games.
- Max Whitlock won his country’s SECOND gold medal in gymnastics, AN HOUR after sealing the deal on the first!
- Aliya Mustafina defended her gold medal on uneven bars
- USA should medal across all six finals with Kocian’s silver
- Sophie Scheder takes bronze for Germany!

I will update this after the next two finals.