Carl Spitzweg

The painter Carl Spitzweg (1808-1885) is a well-known German artist from Munich, almost unknown in other countries. He was an accurate and critical observer of his (Biedermeier) time, which he described with humour and irony. The exhibition features his well-known and lesser-known works.  He connects his region (Heimat) and the longing and nostalgia for it, the Idylle and the often harsh reality, tradition and modernity. The exhibition is organised in close collaboration with the Georg Schäfer Museum in Schweinfurt. This museum has the largest collection of the artist. The result is a representative exhibition about the work and life of this painter.