02 Aug 2020

#78 Kontrovers? – iconoclasm and image propaganda in the course of the Reformation

Iconoclasm describes the deliberate destruction of images or monuments, whether for political, ideological (generally religious) or aesthetic reasons. We have known comparable actions since ancient times and they continue to the present day.

15 Jun 2020

#74 Controversial? – Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin's "Burghers of Calais" welcome visitors in the Kunstmuseums inner courtyard. However, during the artist's lifetime, their depiction did not in any way enrapture those who commissioned the work.

01 Jun 2020

#72 Controversial? – Füssli

The role of women in the oeuvre of the Swiss painter Johann Heinrich Füssli is controversially discussed. One of the paintings giving rise to this debate is part of the collection of the Kunstmuseum Basel.

18 May 2020

#66 Controversial? – Orientalism

There are numerous objects in the Kunstmuseum Basel that can be perceived as controversial, depending on one's point of view. These include works with oriental motifs.

02 May 2020

#54 Controversial? – Paul Camenisch

There are numerous objects in the Kunstmuseum Basel that can be perceived as controversial, depending on one's point of view. Some are even censored, such as works by Paul Camenisch from Basel.

16 Apr 2020

#38 Controversial? – Degenerate Art

There are numerous objects in the Kunstmuseum Basel that can be perceived as controversial, depending on one's point of view. These include, for example, the works of "Degenerate Art" from the acquisitions of 1939.

03 Apr 2020

#20 Controversial? – De Troy and Sherman

There are numerous objects in the Kunstmuseum Basel that can be perceived as controversial, depending on one's point of view. Among them are Jean-François de Troy and Cindy Sherman.

27 Mar 2020

#12 Controversial? – Lucas Cranach

There are numerous objects in the Kunstmuseum Basel that can be perceived as controversial, depending on one's point of view. One of them is Lucas Cranach's painting "The Judgement of Paris".