27 November 2021 to 3 April 2022
Johann Baptist Kirner. Narrated life
What future does the fortune teller predict for her clients? Who wins the prizes at the agricultural show? Will the prayers of the peasant family be answered? And will the Grand Duke be successful on his hunting trip? The paintings of Johann Baptist Kirner (1806–1866) have so much life in them that one literally seems to hear the laughter of children at play, the weeping of the shepherd and the clink of glasses.
They tell of everyday life in the Black Forest and in Italy. His caricatures show artist colleagues in Munich, Karlsruhe and Rome. This is the first comprehensive work exhibition of the once celebrated Baden court painter from Furtwangen whose undeservedly fell into oblivion.