Bundeskunsthalle Bonn | DE
28.09.2018 – 27.01.2019
At the height of their meteoric careers, Frederic Lord Leighton, Hans Makart, Jan Matejko, Mihály von Munkácsy, Franz von Lenbach, Friedrich August von Kaulbach and Franz von Stuck were celebrated as princely painters (Malerfürsten, literally painter-princes) and enjoyed all the privileges of Europe’s high society. They were wealthy, respected and moved in the same elite circles as the rich and famous. Their homes and studios were notable for their splendour, and people thronged to have their portraits painted and to see their sensational pictures. Very few artists attained the lofty status of a princely painters and the public honours this exalted position entailed.
Mihály Munkácsy. Die Apotheose der Renaissance.(Entwurf für ein Deckengemälde im Kunsthistorischen Museum Wien). 1889. Öl auf Leinwand. 393 x 393 cm. Szépmüvészeti Múzeum, Budapest. © Szépmüvészeti Múzeum / Museum of Fine Arts, 2018.
Link to the exhibition: MALERFÜRSTEN.