Painting Women at the Turn of the Century
Rathausplatz 1, 76229 Karlsruhe
With the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, cultural and social change took hold everywhere in Europe. Above all, the social role of women gradually began to change. The desire for equal education, professional development and political participation of women became louder. In the small tranquil village of Grötzingen on the outskirts of the steadily growing royal seat of Karlsruhe, a number of artists settled in the former margravial Augustenburg Palace and broke new ground in a variety of ways.
The two painters Margarethe Hormuth-Kallmorgen and Jenny Fikentscher form two exciting poles in their artistic work and their biographical developments, which are juxtaposed in the small presentation in the citizens' hall of the Grötzingen town hall. With paintings by the two artists, various comparative examples, numerous photos and some texts, their eventful lives are impressively brought to life for the visitor.
The small presentation is a supplement to the current, large special exhibition "Goddesses of Art Nouveau" in the Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe.