Exhibition in Schwetzingen

This year, Elector Carl-Theodor would celebrate his 300th birthday. celebrate her birthday. Although he was an absolutist ruler, he is regarded as a good regent and sovereign who ruled the Palatinate and Bavaria for 50 years and stayed out of all wars. His palaces, especially his summer residence in Schwetzingen, made him immortal. He was a friend of the Muses and a great patron of the arts in the spirit of the Enlightenment and for this reason alone deserves to be honored, as the Kunstverein Schwetzingen is striving to do with its exhibition. If you look at his portraits, you will recognize a stately figure in splendid robes or gleaming armour, with the insignia of power as well as props of his artistic interests. He was certainly no beauty and was depicted with a belly and double chin as he grew older. Of course, this corresponded to the ideal of beauty of the 18th century. What would, what could a Carl-Theodor look like today? This is the question that the Kunstverein asks and passes on to the artists of our time. How are gentlemen portrayed today who have to bear and represent responsibility, who want to show their power and wealth, but also their social commitment, their scientific interests and their love of art and music? The Kunstverein Schwetzingen is looking for paintings and sculptures by contemporary masters to be shown in the baroque ambience of the palace orangery once built by CT. A catalog will be published. Please send applications with CV to for the attention of Dr. Dietmar Schuth. The deadline for entries is May 17, 2024.

Further information: https://kunstverein-schwetzingen.de/re5/?p=3007

Application deadline: May 17, 2024