ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History   /  exhibitions

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Matthäikirchplatz / Kulturforum
D-10785 Berlin-Tiergarten

U. und S- Bahn Potsdamer Platz
Bus 129, 148, 200, 341, 348

tel: 030/20 90 55 66 or 266 20 29


there will be a catalogue
at SMB DuMont, 320 pages, Euro 29.90

opening hours:
tuesday - friday 10am to 6pm
saturday and sunday: 11am to 6pm,
open: 26 december and 1st january
closed: 24, 25, 31 december 2003

entrance fees:
see homepage

R i d i k ü l !
Mode in der Karikatur 1600 - 1900

4 december 2003 - 15 february 2004

  there will be lectures every thursday at 6 pm:

- 11 december 2003
Adelheid Rasche: der verfluchte Reifrock, Satire und Karikatur im 18. Jh.

- 15 january 2004
Gudula Wolter: Nester im Haar, Hochfrisuren höfischer Damen im Visier der Karikaturisten

- 29 january 2004
Thomas Lüttenberg: Alle Jahr oder Monat etwas Neues, Mode im 16. und 17. Jh.

there will also be guided tours
on sundays at 11 am, with Martina Marenholz

children's programm
with Miriam Neuburger


  A hightime of fashion cartoons was the last third of the 18th c. and the years until 1830. With the advent of the etching and the lithography, the technical medium came to occupy a central position in the production of works of grafic art. Many artists used grafic reproduction processes as efficient medium. Caricature as an art was estabslished at this time.

The exhibition shows a representative choice and underlines the most important subjects of european fashion cartoons. The exhibition is built up in 11 categories:
- at first caricature as a product is shown under the title "fashion - fashions - fashionmakers"
- then there is the group "to see and to be seen", here the social part of fashion is underlined
- in the centre of the exhibition there are 5 chronological groups from the early baroque time until 19th c.
- finally there are 3 special groups:
- "nature contra fashion"
- "a glance behind the scenes"
- and as a fulminat conclusion there is the group: "fashion for men - dandies, dudes, fops"


summer fashion, F.b. Dörbeck, Berlin 1831

at Bichon's barbershop, H.G. Fontallard, Paris 1814


Monstrosities, G. Cruikshank, London 1821


home content Last revised 2 December, 2003 For further information contact Anne Wanner