Written by Michela | 14 April, 2011 8:00
Bavaria celebrates the 125th anniversary of the death of King Ludwig II of Bavaria state with a large exhibition, to be held from May 11 to 16 October in the Herrenchiemsee, Lake Chiemsee, near Monaco. For the occasion, some rooms will be open to the public for the first time. You can also admire the nineteenth-century hall "Paradeschlafzimmer", newly renovated, one of the most valuable rooms built in the nineteenth century.
Neues Schloss castle rooms unreleased Herrenchiemsee
In 1873 King Ludwig II of Bavaria acquired II Herreninsel to make the island home of his new castle, the Herrenchiemsee. Modelled on the Palace of Versailles, but was not completed until the death of King Ludwig II , occurred in 1886. The exhibition will take place inside the unfinished rooms located in the north wing of the castle and, following the work of restructuring, will be shown for the first time to the public.
Particular drama of the show
Inspired by the special charm of this king, The exhibition will follow a dramatic narrative trend according to the scheme of classical tragedy, presented in five acts.
First Act: Ludwig becomes king in 1864, only 18 years.
Second act: The war years. War against Prussia and France. In 1871 Bavaria lost its independence and is integrated in the "Deutsches Reich".
Act III: The charm of the fairytale king, His love for theater and architecture, all set in fairytale castles.
Act IV: Technical innovation and industrialization in Bavaria.
Act V: The mysterious death of the king and the birth of a legend.
The show in detail
In the exhibition hall has been restored "Paradeschlafzimmer" in the Neues Schloss. Furnished exceptionally gorgeous, La Sala, that would be a tribute to Ludwig II to Louis XIV of France, appears to be the most expensive room built in the nineteenth century.
The exhibition also gives ample space to the presentation of the king's personal, through which the monarch's life is traced from the cradle to the grave. Precious works from various German and international collections reflect the view of life as a work of art supported by Ludwig II.
His kingdom of Bavaria increasingly modernized, cutting-edge industries began to consolidate the economic face of Bavaria. For this reason, the exhibition will not only take into consideration the king, but also its land. Deutsches Reich in Bavaria: different and unique, Catholic and wild, admired and scorned, conforms to the unitary state although reticent. In short, a bit 'as its king.
Details of the exhibition spaces
The exhibition uses cutting-edge tools to communicate as effectively as possible to its contents. Young artists of the digital age, as brothers Ramirez Perez, rising stars of the Youtube Generation, will set up such poetic spaces that use the ultra-modern and contemporary visual language to express the theatrical taste, artistic and decorative Ludwig II and II of his "machine of illusions". And finally, by simulation in 3D, will be "completed" the architectural dreams ever made by the Bavarian King.
Ludwig II and his time at the threshold of modernity
The age in which he lived Ludwig II represents the beginning of modernity as we know it today: society and mass media, Mobility extended to more walks of life thanks to railways, the revolutions of the art – such as electricity and telephone, governed by the wars. Everything is presented in the exhibition and told through the reactions of the king to the crisis of modernity, his turn to romantic imaginary worlds, materialized from its famous castles.
Always the figure of Ludwig II has had a particular fascination. just 19 years was a "fairytale king" as he dubbed Elisabeth of Austria, “Sissi”. Attractive man and wooed, lover of the arts and theater, Ludwig II lived his life like one of his personal projects, offering the world an "other" than the company had expected from him. It is this utopia full of diversity makes this character still manages to exert an irresistible fascination for many people. The charm of this diversity is therefore one of the issues on which the exhibit focuses, dedicated to one of the icons of European cultural history, real celebrity.
Opening hours: by 14 May 16 October 2011
All day from 9:00 at 18:00
"Inselticket» Entrance Island entrance Bavarian Exhibition:
Adult: 9,50 € reduced: 8,50 €
Children / Children between 6 and 18 years: 1,00 €
Children under 6 years: Free
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