Many of those who saw Tim Burton's dark comedy twist on Alice in Wonderland (2010) were induced to read or to reread the original classic book by Lewis Carroll, which he wrote in 1864 for a young girl named Alice Liddell. The summer exhibition at the Hamburger Kunsthalle colourfully examines the influence of Carroll's most famous adventure books - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass - in art. Among those who have been inspired to use motifs from these literary works in their art are Salvador Dalí, René Magritte and Peter Blake, to name just a few. Carroll's original manuscript of the first book, complete with illustrations drawn by the author himself, is also on display.
Image: Charles L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll, Alice Pleasance Liddell, Summer 1858, © National Portrait Gallery, London
Keywords: exhibition, Hamburg