Wilhelm Busch (1832-1908) created a painterly oeuvre in secret, which is worth discovering. In his mostly small-format oil paintings he dedicated himself as a keen observer to scenes of everyday village life, depictions of children and portraits. He often takes up the tone of Dutch painting of the 17th century, preferably genre paintings. However, his main subjects are expressive landscapes, changeable, often dramatic weather moods. With their often impetuous, sketchy brushstrokes and bold color contrasts, his paintings emphatically point the way to modernism.

The exhibition A Matter of the Heart – Wilhelm Busch Paints is a cooperation with the Ernst Barlach Haus in Hamburg, most of the loans come from the Museum Wilhelm Busch – Deutsches Museum für Karikatur & Zeichenkunst in Hanover. It links to the collection of small-format oil sketches and at the same time ties in with the core brand “Art and Nature” of the Museum Schloss Moyland.

Museum Schloss Moyland

Am Schloss 4

47551 Bedburg-Hau