30 October 2021 – 30 January 2022

Johann Baptist Kirner.The eye of an illustrator

Augustinermuseum

It mostly takes place completely hidden from view: the creative process, from the first sketched idea via detailed studies to the final elaborately composed artwork. But the Haus der Graphischen Sammlung now allows us to take an unusual glimpse into the work process of virtuosic illustrator Johann Baptist Kirner.

Pencil, chalk, watercolour brush or quill – the artist was skilful in his use of different techniques. A generous family-owned donation supplements the cabinet exhibition.

Johann Baptist Kirner, Italienisches Mädchen mit roter Kopfbedeckung,um 1832/1837, Aquarell, Kunsthalle Karlsruhe
Johann Baptist Kirner, Italienisches Mädchen mit roter Kopfbedeckung,um 1832/1837, Aquarell, Kunsthalle Karlsruhe