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Der ältere Holbein

In the organizer's words:

Augsburg on the cusp of becoming a European art metropolis

To mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Hans Holbein the Elder (1465 - 1524), the art collections and museums in the rooms of the Schaezlerpalais are dedicating a special exhibition to the work of the painter and draughtsman in his home city for the first time in almost 60 years. The older Holbein was last shown in Augsburg in 1965 on the 500th anniversary of his birth: So it is time to exhibit this master of German art from around 1500 again and thus pay tribute to the father of the more famous son - Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/98-1543).

Holbein's work is not presented in a classic solo exhibition, but in the context of those artist colleagues with whom he created the conditions for Augsburg to develop into a European art metropolis around 1500. Masterpieces from the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance provide an insight into a period in which Augsburg became a leader in the field of fine art.

The exhibition spans the arc from Holbein's origins in a family of tanners, through individual artistic stages, to his final years, which were influenced by Grünewald's Isenheim Altarpiece. High-caliber loans from Berlin, Munich, Vienna and private collections enrich the museum's own holdings, which are otherwise not on display for conservation reasons. After more than ten years, two drawings from the famous "Kleine Klebeband", which Augsburg acquired in conjunction with the Berlin State Museums and numerous foundations, are also on display.

Art historian Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Tacke from Trier has been engaged as guest curator for the exhibition.
A volume accompanying the exhibition will be published by Michael Imhof Verlag (Petersberg).

We cordially invite all interested parties to the opening on Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 6 pm in the rococo ballroom of the Schaezlerpalais!

The exhibition is supported by the Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the Stadtsparkasse Augsburg. Thank you very much!

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Schaezlerpalais Maximilianstraße 46 86150 Augsburg

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