• Panorama Rouen 1431
    created by Yadegar Asisi in 2016
    photo © asisi

7 July - 4 November 2012

Sunday, 04 November 2012

Exhibition about panorama painter Louis Braun

The exhibition 'Panorama Painter Louis Braun (1836 - 1916). From the sketches to Giant circular painting' is open to the public until 4 November 2012 at Hällisch-Fränkisches Museum in Schwäbisch Hall/Germany.

Louis Braun 'father of the German panorama' used to be one of the most important painters of the German empire. Born in Schwäbisch-Hall in the 1850s he studied at the Kunstschule Stuttgart, and with Horace Vernet in Paris. As a war correspondent or several illustrated newspapers he participated in the wars in 1864, 1866 and 1870/71. The on-spot sketches of the battle fields were the basis for 6 of his 8 panoramas that he created from 1880 on. His first panorama in Germany was on display in Frankfurt in 1880. A painted canvas of more than 2'000 sqm displayed the 'Battle of Sedan'. It was a huge success. For more than four years, the number of visitors was of more than 20'000 persons a month, before the canvas was transported to other cities.


Exhibition catalogue: Beutter, Herta et al. (ed.), Der Panoramamaler Louis Braun (1836 - 1916). Vom Skizzenblatt zum Riesenrundbild (exhibition catalogue, 7 July - 4 November 2012 at the Haellisch-Fraenkisches Museum Schwaebisch Hall), Schwäbisch Hall 2012, 978-3-9812243-3-7, 239 p.