Cranach – from initial idea to final work

3. September to 15. November 2015

Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472–1553), was one of the leading artists of the German Renaissance. With great success. His son Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515–1586) continued the work of the studio. The Museum has a highly-impressive inventory of Cranach works, comprising 18 paintings, 10 drawings and 59 graphic reproductions. To mark the occasion of the 500th birthday of Lucas Cranach the Younger selected paintings, drawings and graphic reproductions by both artists are to be presented. In one room of the cabinet exhibition the results of recent restoration investigations will be shown, together with insights into how the paintings were executed. … read more

Eugène Delacroix &
Paul Delaroche

History as a sensation

11. October to 17. January 2016

Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863) and Paul Delaroche (1797-1856) number amongst the most significant historic painters of the 19th century in France, with their historic paintings causing a stir in the Paris Salon from around 1820 onwards. Although Delaroche has slipped into near obscurity in the meantime and Delacroix is regarded as the more modern of the two, Delaroche won far greater recognition from his contemporaries for his startling realism in the depiction of historical events. For the first time, these two artists are now to be contrasted with one another in one exhibition. The depiction of history in the era from 1820 to 1850 was influenced to a large extent by the experience of major social upheavals following hard on the heels of each other (French Revolution 1789, rise and fall of Napoleon, the restoration, the revolutions of 1830 and 1848). Under the influence of the romantic current pervading literature and the establishment of the science of history, both painters placed the emotional effect of history in the … read more