Museum Folkwang
Starnberger See
  • Ludwig Hohlwein
  • Starnberger See, 1910

  • Colour lithography
  • 91,5 x 123,5 cm
  • Printing Press Reichold & Lang GmbH, München
  • Inv. DPM 10857
  • CommentaryStarnberger Lake, south of Munich is one of the largest bodies of water in Germany. Its name is official only since 1962, before it was known as Würm Lake (the Würm is the only natural outflow). The lake is not only popular as a tourist attraction, but also because of the tragic death of King Ludwig II of Bavaria who, in an unfortunate accident, drowned there, near Schloss Berg.

    This work by Hohlwein is one of the earliest posters for the growing mass tourism. Ludwig Hohlwein is the most prominent exponent of Munich posters before the First World War. His work, characterized by their skilled drawing, dominated the development of a sophisticated, decorative style. As one of the few poster stars in the period before the First War, he succeeded in keeping his name even after structural changes in poster production in the 1920ies and 1930ies. As a prominent illustrator for the Nazi propaganda machine, he misused his talent, experience and reputation.
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  • Obj_Internet_S: Highlight
  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):German Poster Museum
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 242
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Deutsches Plakat Museum im Museum Folkwang
  • Obj_Title1_S: Starnberger See
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  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Starnberger See Starnberger See
  • Obj_Dating_S: 1910
  • Jahr von: 1,910
  • Jahr bis: 1,910
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: DPM 10857
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: DPM 010857
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Poster
  • Obj_Crate_S: 91,5 x 123,5 cm
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  • Obj_Technique_S: Colour lithography
  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Colour lithography
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  • Obj_Condition1_S (Druckerei): Reichold & Lang GmbH, München
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017
    Photo: Museum Folkwang, Essen
Commentary
Artists

Starnberger Lake, south of Munich is one of the largest bodies of water in Germany. Its name is official only since 1962, before it was known as Würm Lake (the Würm is the only natural outflow). The lake is not only popular as a tourist attraction, but also because of the tragic death of King Ludwig II of Bavaria who, in an unfortunate accident, drowned there, near Schloss Berg.

This work by Hohlwein is one of the earliest posters for the growing mass tourism. Ludwig Hohlwein is the most prominent exponent of Munich posters before the First World War. His work, characterized by their skilled drawing, dominated the development of a sophisticated, decorative style. As one of the few poster stars in the period before the First War, he succeeded in keeping his name even after structural changes in poster production in the 1920ies and 1930ies. As a prominent illustrator for the Nazi propaganda machine, he misused his talent, experience and reputation.