Early Bourgeois Revolution in Germany
Early Bourgeois Revolution in Germany (German: Frühbürgerliche Revolution in Deutschland), also known as the Peasants' War Panorama (Bauernkriegspanorama), is a monumental painting by the East German painter Werner Tübke, executed from 1976 to 1987. It spans 14 metres (46 ft) by 123 metres (404 ft) and depicts a circular panorama of the Battle of Frankenhausen, fought on 15 May 1525 during the German Peasants' War. The painting has more than 3000 characters.
|Early Bourgeois Revolution in Germany|
The Panorama Museum in Bad Frankenhausen houses the painting.
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||14 m × 123 m (46 ft × 404 ft)|
|Location||Panorama Museum, Bad Frankenhausen|
The painting was commissioned in 1976 by the Ministry of Culture of East Germany. It was finished in 1987. The canvas was woven in one piece at the textile factory in Sursk, the Soviet Union, and weighs 1.1 tons. Tübke dedicated 480 workdays to the painting and used a total of 90,000 tubes of paint.
- "Tübke, Werner". Die Gesichter des Deutschen Kunstarchivs (in German). Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Retrieved 2017-03-06.
- Götz, Thomas (2004-05-10). "Das Bauernkriegspanorama ist Werner Tübkes größtes Werk. Es wird noch immer bestaunt - der Maler aber war lange nicht in Bad Frankenhausen. Eine runde Sache mit Ecken und Kanten". Berliner Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 2017-03-06.