Magical Capri. A Paradise for Artists / Zauberhaftes Capri. Ein Paradies für Künstler
29 September 2022 – 12 March 2023
The island of Capri, located in the Gulf of Naples, was already a popular retreat in ancient times. In the 16th/17th century, a detour to the island was part of the educational journey (Grand Tour) of young nobles and wealthy citizens. Generations of painters were fascinated by the beauty of the scenic motifs and especially those of its inhabitants. The painters and their pictures made the island widely known and a lively tourist trade developed.
The Dachau Picture Gallery, the first stop of the exhibition, shows around 80 paintings and graphic works by German and Italian painters from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Among them are works by the painters Ludwig Dill and Arthur Langhammer, who stayed on Capri around 1880 and later played an important role in the Dachau artists’ colony.