Feuerbach's Muses – Lagerfeld's Models unites paintings by Anselm Feuerbach (1829–1880) with unseen photographs by Karl Lagerfeld (1938) to create an unusual exhibition on beauty, eroticism and the adoration of muses and models.
In their work, both artists seek to realise an ideal of timeless beauty founded in the arts of the ancient world. The exhibition also examines the cult of beauty, in which models are elevated to the status of an icon.
Over forty of Feuerbach's paintings will be on show, predominantly from the years of 1860 to 1870. The works are loans from the Feuerbachhaus in Speyer as well as several German, Swiss and Austrian museums and private collections.
Karl Lagerfeld has created a series of around sixty black-and-white photographs specifically for this exhibition. The predominantly large-format works have been printed onto silver and gold coloured fabric in a complex procedure.
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