Poster for the Beethoven Festival 1983

Michael Mathias Prechtl1983

German Historical Museum

German Historical Museum
Berlin, Germany

Prechtl’s poster for the Beethoven Festival in Bonn in 1983 humorously illustrates a different side of the composer. It shows him with top hat and frock coat, the way he liked to stroll through the streets of Vienna and environs.
He is carrying a colourful cornucopia of music under his arm and the picture of a woman in his hand. The look on his face contradicts the seriousness of his down-turned lips, as if he were bashfully indicating the sources of his art: women, nature, walks.


  • Title: Poster for the Beethoven Festival 1983
  • Creator: Michael Mathias Prechtl
  • Date Created: 1983
  • Location: Bonn
  • Physical Dimensions: 84 x 59,5 cm
  • Type: Poster
  • Rights: Deutsches Historisches Museum, Ursula Röhnert
  • External Link: DHM collection database
  • Inventory no.: P 2001/59

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