Images of the Hunt

The hunt has always meant a lot more than the simple procurement of food or the defence against food competitors. Huntable animals belong by far to the earliest motifs in painting and sculpture. The exhibition reflects on the hunt, on hunters and the hunted, on how they are perceived and depicted from antiquity up to today. It addresses the mythological superstructure from Artemis and Diana to Saint Hubertus. It illustrates the meaning of trophies, asks after the wilderness as a place of longing. The exhibition reflects the different views and manifestations from classical antiquity to the present day.