WILHELM BUSCH. Pictures and Stories
The exhibition breathes life into the best known characters of the illustrator and author Wilhelm Busch and shows how they were developed further in direct reactions and adaptations in the new world of comic strips up to 1918. It also shows the contexts of the early development of picture stories up to the genre of the comic. Busch formed his sharp artistic portrayals in an age when the innovations of the narrative structure between picture and text were coming thick and fast. He created a kind of film before the film. With the narrative speed of his entertaining commercial art, Wilhelm Busch was able to capture the rapidity of the social and technical developments of his age more accurately than the representative high art of many of his artist colleagues.