May 14, 2010

MISS PRUSSIA 2010! LIFE AND MYTH OF THE QUEEN OF PRUSSIA

Beside Frederick the Great, is Queen Louise (1776-1810) the most popular form of the Prussian dynastic history, its 200th Death in 2010 is celebrated with three exhibitions and numerous events and intent of the popular queen.

Charlottenburg-palace illuminated during 'Fest...Charlottenburg Palace

Paretz PalaceParetz Palace


Louise's beauty and grace, her naturalness and her harmonious family life she made a legend in his lifetime. The use of the Queen of groundbreaking policy reforms, and their opposition to Napoleon, they were holding out hope for a difficult time in Prussia in the early 19th be century.

After her untimely death began a collective mourning, as in the present, possibly with the sadness over the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, comparable, and exhibit historically parallels to the processes following the death of Elizabeth of Austria and Evita PerĂ³n.

The Queen Louise's life span covers the period around 1800, of the French Revolution on the European rise of Napoleon, the end of the Holy Roman Empire of the German nation, the collapse of Prussia until the beginning of the Prussian reforms, marking the intersection of enlightenment and modernity-one time that has influenced the development of Europe and the major formative influence in many areas still works.

The sudden death of Louise of Prussia met in 1810 at an historic low point as a Blitzschlag.Die different roles of the queen as the most beautiful women as virtuous and bourgeois living mother and wife, as politically active, nationally-minded and unwavering Queen, a martyr, saint and national guardian spirit, and their imperial exploitation as an imperialist empire founder to be addressed. The roles and facets of the Queen show include models of female family roles and female education, civic hopes for a renewal of the monarchy and society and the development of national myths constructs to the present international context as well as counter-reactions.

Already the life of the Prussian "Queen of Hearts" offered all the important ingredients such as medial eroticism, love, action, suspense, drama and tragedy of a "Star". He developed after her death a political myth about her person, who is in Germany without precedent. He was largely effective in the wars of liberation against France, and reached its peak in the empire after 1871.

Your sacrifice justified the traditional enmity with France and caused her transfiguration as a guardian spirit of the Prussian freedom fighters and their revenge. In an apparent repeat of the story was again avenged her death 1870/71 and Louise .... as a parent of the new German emperor to the mythical realm It was also the founder Mother of Czarina of Russia!!
Their steadfastness against the enemy, Napoleon was still at the end of the monarchy as a model and German National Socialists to National Instruments for up fighting

As part of Prussia Renaissance, which became intensified after reunification, it has in the present section on the positive image of a Prussian of idealism and classicism, and the Prussia of the initial reforms of Stein and Hardenberg to a modern society.

As a national icon and the epitome of the German woman is Queen Louise at the heart of the historical mythology of the Germans in the 19th and 20 Century. Their political control at different times, from different sides and for different purposes can be huge parts of the Prussian and German history and has become visible also in European contexts, especially in front of France, where in the Napoleonic propaganda, a separate, hostile Luis myth developed.

A major exhibition in Charlottenburg Palace is the prelude to the many events with which the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg the Queen in her 200th Death in 2010 does. The Charlottenburg Exhibition follow projects in rural castle Paretz with a presentation of the clothes Louise in the context of the fashion of their time, and on the Peacock Island, where contemporary artists deal in a concept of combining art and cultural education with the site and the Prussian Queen.

Schloss Charlottenburg is the center of Luis 2010. With special meeting rooms in the new wing and authentic places.

About 350 paintings, sculptures, graphics and documents, including masterpieces by Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Johann Gottfried Schadow, Christian Daniel Rauch, load it into the exhibition in a new wing to an approach to the life and legacy of Queen Luise. A large part of the exhibits taken from the possession of the SPSG, which has the relevant Luis objects. In addition, the exhibition as top exhibits from museums in the Berlin area and high-profile loans from Germany and other European countries.

The mausoleum contains the tomb of Louise's great marble sarcophagus sculpture by Christian Daniel Rauch. On the occasion of the Year Luis is cleaned and restored for the first time the sarcophagus sculpture, and is also the first time since its establishment in 1814, to visit again, a visit that is normally reserved only to members of the House of Hohenzollern.

The apartment is reconstructed by Luis in proportion to the inventory lists in 1800 and 1810 almost authentic. Consequently we have almost 90% of the original furniture available, hand-painted silk wall coverings are made new from old designs. The facility provides a high point during the exhibition period and beyond.

Here is a link to more information about the exhibit: 'Luise. Life and myth of the Queen'
The 2nd part of the exhibit has a audio tour , which you can download, LUISE, THE QUEEN'S ISLAND WORLD. The third exhibit LUISE. THE QUEENS'S CLOTHES is held at the Paretz Palace, once the summer residence of the royal family.


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