One of the most charming, but little-known aspects of 19th century German art is a series of narrative paintings created by late Romantic artists such as Moritz von Schwind, Edward von Steinle and Leopold Bode. They illustrated plots from sagas, myths and literature.
Visitors to the Munich Pinakothek may have heard of Schwind, but Stein and Bode are now almost forgotten. Medieval legends, Shakespeare's comedies, Schiller's ballads and Brentano's fairy tales - they all provided material for carefully composed and very detailed cycles of pictures. This is a collection of works made in oil on canvas, in gouache or watercolor, decorated in richly decorated frames.
In the exposition“Stories in pictures. Edward von Steinle and Leopold Bode » mainly paintings by collector Adolf Friedrich von Schack. But the exhibition is significantly expanded by loans from museums and private collections. Viewers can see about thirty individual canvases and cycles of these artists.
The show was organized in collaboration with the Clemens Celsa Museum in Neuss, where it will be on display from April 7, 2019 to June 30, 2019.