16 mars 2014

Exhibition of Chiaroscuro woodcuts on view at the Royal Academy of Arts in London

Hendrick Goltzius, Hercules Killing Cacus, 1588. Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from three blocks, the tone blocks in yellow and green, 41.1 x 33.3 cm. Collection Georg Baselitz. Photo: Albertina, Vienna.  LONDON.- Renaissance Impressions: Chiaroscuro woodcuts from the Collections of Georg Baselitz and the Albertina, Vienna examines the artistic development of the revolutionary, yet short lived, printing technique of the chiaroscuro woodcut in the sixteenth century. Often based on designs by celebrated Renaissance masters such as... [Lire la suite]

06 janvier 2014

In colour! Chiaroscuro woodcuts of the Renaissance on view at the Albertina in Vienna

Ugo da Carpi, Archimedes (?), Clair-obscur-Holzschnitt in fünf Platten (beige, hellbraun, braun, schwarzbraun) Albertina, Wien. VIENNA.- In this exhibit, around 220 works from the private collection of the painter Georg Baselitz and from the Albertina impressively demonstrate the origins and artistic development of the chiaroscuro woodcut in the 16th century. Especially beautiful and rare, in some cases unique prints will be shown.  First examples of the printing process in which the black line plate is supplemented by one or... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2013

The Old Testament: Subjects and Stories on view at Alte Pinakothek, Klenze Portal

Lucas Cranach d. Ä. (1472-1553), Adam und Eva (Der Sündenfall), um 1510/16 © Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Alte Pinakothek, München. MUNICH.- The Old Testament unites. It is the foundation of Judaism and of Christianity, and its subjects and stories are familiar to Islam. In the West, a remarkable pictorial tradition related to the Old Testament has developed over the centuries. Some of the greatest examples of Old Testament scenes dating from the late Middle Ages and the Baroque period have been gathered for this... [Lire la suite]
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14 septembre 2012

Emperor Maximilian I and the Age of Albrecht Dürer @ Vienna's Albertina Museum

Albrecht Dürer, Emperor Maximilian I, 1518. Black and coloured chalk, heightened with white chalk. Albertina, Vienna VIENNA.- Emperor Maximilian I was a "media emperor", who spared no efforts for the representation of his person and to secure his posthumous fame. He employed the best artists and made use of the most modern media of his time. Many of the most outstanding works produced for the propaganda and commemoration of Emperor Maximilian I are preserved in the Albertina. These include not only numerous works by... [Lire la suite]