Glossy Treasures From The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection

Special exhibition in the old Gallery in Graz in Renaissance and Baroque enjoyed a unique arts and crafts. Inexhaustible inventiveness and sophisticated sense of form gave rise to the most amazing products. You extend far beyond everyday and served alone the lust of the eye was the first for the epoch under the five senses, the sense of sight. So were not pure commodities manufactured, but created works of art of perfection precious showpieces, a literally brilliant chapter of European collecting culture was opened and a nucleus of the modern Museum being developed: the kunstkammer. Constantly to multiply them, princely as patrician collector spared no expense. as a relevant resource throughout. Again, the goldsmiths of that epoch the pleasure of the rich ornament linked refined craft technique. Exotic and bizarre were connected with special pleasure, witnessed the popular shell cups.

Joined by the products of human craftsmanship to the whims of nature and reflected out the point of view of the time the diversity of the universe against. The workshops of the Southern art cities of Augsburg and Nuremberg have played in this field play a key role. Alone the Augsburg splendor”has become proverbial. With their numerous, created between the High Renaissance and Baroque works, the goldsmiths of the Fugger city blinded the courts of Europe. Of 30 selected works from the Thyssen-Bornemisza collections should”bear witness, the universal Museum Joanneum in the frame shows a special exhibition in Schloss Eggenberg 2010. Schloss Eggenberg, old Gallery runtime: 07.05.2010-31.10.2010 opening: 06.05.2010, 19: 00 curator: Ulrich Becker information: + 43-316/583264-9532