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Homecoming

Ludwig Knaus

14 Feb — 15 Nov 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.

Kalender

Jul 20

Thu 16
18:00 —19:00
ÖFFENTLICHE FÜHRUNG

Ludwig Knaus — Home­co­ming

Mit Annka­trin Kaul

Ziel der Auss­tel­lung „Home­co­ming“ ist es, an die Glanz­zeit von Ludwig Knaus anzu­knüp­fen und den Künst­ler wieder ins allge­meine, und insbe­son­dere ins hessi­sche Gedächt­nis zu rufen.

3,— Euro, zzgl. Eintritt max Teil­neh­mende: 8
ACHTUNG: Alle Besu­cher*in­nen ab 6 Jahren müssen einen Mund-Nasen­schutz oder ein „Visier“ tragen.
Tue 21
18:00 —19:00
KURATORENFÜHRUNG

Ludwig Knaus — Home­co­ming

Mit Dr. Peter Fors­ter
Foto: Museum Wiesbaden

In der vom Museum Wies­ba­den und dem Lenbach­haus München in enger Koope­ra­tion konzi­pier­ten Auss­tel­lung werden die indi­vi­du­el­len künst­le­ri­schen Werde­gänge (Sankt Peters­burg, München, Murnau, Schweiz) beider Persön­lich­kei­ten verfolgt, zuein­an­der in Bezie­hung gesetzt und mit ihren stän­dig in Verän­de­rung begrif­fe­nen priva­ten Verhält­nis­sen in Verbin­dung gebracht.

3,— Euro, zzgl. Eintritt max Teil­neh­mende: 8
ACHTUNG: Alle Besu­cher*in­nen ab 6 Jahren müssen einen Mund-Nasen­schutz oder ein „Visier“ tragen.
Thu 23
18:00 —19:00
ÖFFENTLICHE FÜHRUNG

Ludwig Knaus — Home­co­ming

Ziel der Auss­tel­lung „Home­co­ming“ ist es, an die Glanz­zeit von Ludwig Knaus anzu­knüp­fen und den Künst­ler wieder ins allge­meine, und insbe­son­dere ins hessi­sche Gedächt­nis zu rufen.

3,— Euro, zzgl. Eintritt max Teil­neh­mende: 8
ACHTUNG: Alle Besu­cher*in­nen ab 6 Jahren müssen einen Mund-Nasen­schutz oder ein „Visier“ tragen.

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