Music as a Source of Inspiration – Beethoven in Contemporary Art
The musical oeuvre of Ludwig van Beethoven has time and again inspired painters, graphic artists and visual artists to create their own works. The past few decades, in particular, have witnessed a growing willingness to address Beethoven's music in the fine arts. Works by 20th and 21st-century artists will allow visitors to experience a quasi-synesthetic direct combination of music and fine art.
The focus of the exhibition will not be on the relationship between 19th century visual artists and Beethoven's music, but rather on modern and contemporary artists who were inspired by Beethoven's music. The exhibition is therefore not a predominantly art-historical one, but rather one that finds a place for Beethoven’s oeuvre in today's fine arts. In addition to the classic genres such as painting and sculpture, it will also take into account new media that deals with popular art on the one hand, but also conceptually oriented installation art on the other. The exhibition will therefore offer different generations, the younger ones included, the opportunity to experience an unconventional, and even unexpected, approach to Beethoven's music in connection with their own world of experience.
Promoted by the Beethoven Jubiläums Gesellschaft as part of the BTHVN 2020 Anniversary Year programme commemorating the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven.
Tickets €6.00 / Concessions €4.00