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Homecoming

Ludwig Knaus

14 Feb — 2 Aug 20

Ludwig Knaus, The Golden Wedding, 1859, Grohmann Museum at Milwaukee School of Engineering. Photo: Grohmann Museum

Ludwig Knaus was born in 1829 in Wiesbaden and died as a highly decorated professor in 1910 in Berlin. He was one of the most significant 19th century German artists, enjoying both national and international fame for his genre paintings. Knaus was a shaping force of genre painting and contributed significantly to its unique popularity. He was also highly successful as a portraitist. Throughout his life, Knaus cultivated an intensive relationship with Wiesbaden. Many of his works were created here. The city of Wiesbaden, in turn, adorned itself with Knaus’ works in the 19th century and was keenly aware of his international standing. After his death in 1910, however, Knaus’ fame quickly faded and with it the importance of genre painting.

The exhibition Ludwig Knaus – Homecoming centers on the artist’s great compositions, now at home in the United States. Among the works on loan for this exhibition are the Golden Wedding from 1859 and the The Gambler from 1862 – two works that played a central role in 19th century genre painting in Germany and established Knaus’ international reputation. In bringing these works “home” to Wiesbaden, the museum recalls the heyday of genre painting and pays tribute to the city’s most famous son in the 19th century. Knaus, however, was also appreciated for his drawings, which provide important insight into the genesis of his paintings. The exhibition encompasses more than a hundred drawings that contribute to our view of the Knaus’ artistic universe.

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Apr 20

Sun 12
15:00 —16:00
ÖFFENTLICHE FÜHRUNG

Abge­sagt: Ludwig Knaus — Home­co­ming

Mit Blan­che Brandl M.A.

Die Stadt Wies­ba­den selbst „schmückte“ sich im 19. Jahr­hun­dert gerne mit dem Künst­ler und war sich dessen künst­le­ri­scher Stel­lung im inter­na­tio­na­len Kontext immer bewusst. Seit 1850 war der Name Ludwig Knaus in aller Munde — dies bedeu­tete, dass neben der Vorliebe der Deut­schen für sein Werk, zudem eine inter­na­tio­nale Nach­frage nach seinen Arbei­ten bestand.

3, — Euro, zzgl. Eintritt max Teil­neh­mende: 25
Sun 26
15:00 —16:00
ÖFFENTLICHE FÜHRUNG

Ludwig Knaus — Home­co­ming

Mit Dr. Martina Mauritz

Die Stadt Wies­ba­den selbst schmückte sich im 19. Jahr­hun­dert gerne mit dem Künst­ler und war sich dessen künst­le­ri­scher Stel­lung im inter­na­tio­na­len Kontext immer bewusst. Seit 1850 war der Name Ludwig Knaus in aller Munde — dies bedeu­tete, dass neben der Vorliebe der Deut­schen für sein Werk, zudem eine inter­na­tio­nale Nach­frage nach seinen Arbei­ten bestand.

3,? Euro, zzgl. Eintritt max Teil­neh­mende: 25

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