Guided tour with Claudia Sommer, curator of the graphic collection, SPSG
Surrounded by insignia of power, precious porcelain vessels and symbols of science and art, two female figures form the center of the ceiling painting: a white woman wearing a crown and a black woman whose headdress consists of a lush wreath of flowers.
The deciphering of the image's origin leads to the interpretation of the painting as an allegory of the supremacy and superiority of the continent of Europe over the other parts of the world.
In its own way, it thematized an event that was highly topical at the time and in which the patroness, Electress Dorothea, undoubtedly took a great interest: Brandenburg's colonial activities in the territory of present-day Ghana.
As part of the theme year Elector - Emperor - Colonies
Reduced price: €8.00