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Based on [[Friedrich Engels]]' 1850 book ''[[The Peasant War in Germany]]'', Thomas Müntzer as an early revolutionary became an icon of [[historical materialism]] in [[East Germany]].
<br>At the 450-years jubilee of the battle for Frankenhaus in 1975, the [[Socialist Unity Party of Germany]] (''SED'') charged the rector of the [[Leipzig|Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts]], Professor [[Werner Tübke]], with the creation of a monumental panorama painting: ''[[Early Bourgeois Revolution in Germany]]'', also known as the ''Peasants' War Panorama''. The work in a specially erected [[Rotunda (architecture)|rotunda]] was finished in 1987. It is 123&nbsp;m/404&nbsp;ft in length and 14&nbsp;m/46&nbsp;ft in height and depicts more than 3000 individuals.
<br>Despite the [[Politburo]]'s plans modelled on the [[Battle of Borodino]] panorama at [[Poklonnaya Hill]] in [[Moscow]], Tübke realised a rather pessimistic vision of a resigned Müntzer standing alone among battling troops, a [[Bundschuh movement|Bundschuh]] flag on the ground at his side. The Panorama was inaugurated by [[Kurt Hager]] and [[Margot Honecker]], as deputy for her husband [[Erich Honecker|Erich]], on 14 September 1989, thus eight weeks before the fall of the [[Berlin Wall]].
Today the ''Panorama Museum'' displays art shows and a collection of works of contemporary international artist.