Although I’m very fond on whatever could be considered “contemporary”, I must confess I always miss “my” old masters’ paintings. I consider them (both the authors and their works) as old friends and, it’s for this reason that, the next day I went to see two “Albrechts” at the ALTE PINAKOTHEK.….
…I couldn’t miss the date!!
ALBRECHT DÜRER, Self portrait, 1500, oil on panel
He painted himself at the age of 30, in 1500, a crucial century for art history and for that time; he painted himself as Salvator Mundi probably becuse he wanted to emphasize the importance of ART on life through the times…MAGNIFICENT!!!! A self-portrait which conveys the northern Renaissance and opens a new window beyond the Alps.
ALBRECHT ALTDORFER, The Battle of Issus,1529
Painted in 1529 and commissioned to Altdorfer by the Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria, the painting sets the image during the battle if Issus between Alexander The Great and Empereor Darius III in 333 b.C. .Altdorfer, headmaster of the Danube school, painted this astonishing oeuvre from an extremely high point of view, giving importance to the landascape and, above all, to this apocalyptic sky: unforgettable.
For ALBRECHT DÜRER see: E. Panofsky, La vita e l’opera di Albrecht Dürer, Abscondita, 2006 ; F. Anzelewsky, Albrecht Dürer: das Malerische Werk, Berlin 1991; T. Holger-Bolchert et alii , Van Eyck to Dürer, exhibition cat., Bruges 2010-11;
For ALBRECHT ALTDORFER: Ch. S. Wood, Albrecht Altdorfer and the origins of landscape, London 1993
NEUE MESSE MÜNCHEN
KAZUMI NAGANO, Set of three brooches, bamboo – nylon-gold
..walking on beauties…
from left: Birgit Laken, “Summer-and-the-city”, necklace and Katsura Sasaki, necklaces/brooches
from left: Karin Seufert, Chain and Mikiko Minewaki, “Violet”, Necklace
M° Francesco Pavan, “Sasso 1” and “Sasso 2”
See the selected artist and more on: http://bijoucontemporain.unblog.fr/
Two new events! “MICHEAL BECKER” at GALERIE FÜR ANGEWANDTE KUNST and “DIE RENAISSANCE DES EMAILLIERENS” at GALERIE HANDWERK
Adrean Bloomard, Brooch