就像他那个时代的其他艺术家一样，威廉·库纳特（Wilhelm Kuhnert，1865-1926）塑造了我们非洲的形象。在他的诱人逼真的绘画，水彩画和绘画中，他几乎科学地记录了动物及其栖息地的特征。因此，毫不奇怪，他手上的传奇参考图片上的图片就像Brehms Tierleben一样，另外还有巧克力制造商Stollwerck的流行收藏卡。该卷展示了Kuhnert不同寻常的生活和作品的全面，令人兴奋的画像，并同时考虑了当前关于对德国殖民历史的态度的辩论。
Wilhelm Kuhnert was a pioneer. He was one of the first European artists to travel to the largely unexplored savannahs and jungles of the German colonies in North and East Africa. Under hazardous conditi ons he documented at close quarters the fascinating animal and plant world and then created in his Berlin studio monumental paintings which were much sought - after on the art market.
Like no other artist of his time Wilhelm Kuhnert (1865 – 1926) has moulded our image of Africa. In his seductively realistic drawings, watercolours and paintings he recorded with almost scientific accuracy the characteristics of the animals and their habitat. It is not surprising, therefore, that his pictures illustrated on the o ne hand legendary reference works like Brehms Tierleben and adorned on the other the popular collector cards of the chocolate manufacturer Stollwerck. The volume shows a comprehensive, exciting portrait of Kuhnert’s unusual life and works and takes into account at the same time the current debate on attitudes to Germany’s colonial past.