From 31/10/2020 until 31/01/2021

Transformation of the World – Masterpieces by Hendrick Goltzius

Augustinermuseum – Haus der Graphischen Sammlung

The Dutch engraver and painter Hendrick Goltzius (1558–1617 was the first meta-artist of the graphic arts. Then as now, his artisanal virtuosity and creative pictorial invention enthral us. He emulated different engraving techniques and styles, surpassing them in what he had to say. In contrast to his contemporaries, he was an all-round talent who himself drafted, engraved and published. His heroes, goddesses and heaven-assailers revere the human body and radiate im-mense dynamism. Ancient mythologies and Christian topics were included in his repertoire, as were moralising allegories.
 
The exhibition has been created in partnership with the art collection of the Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen. It presents selected works from Goltzius’ œuvre, from his first editorial work to his final print motif.

Hendrick Goltzius, nach Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haalrem, Phaeton, 1588, Kunstsammlung der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Foto: Colin Reiss
Hendrick Goltzius, Ars und Usus, 1582, Kunstsammlung der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Foto: Colin Reiss 2019
Hendrick Goltzius, Ars und Usus, 1582, Kunstsammlung der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Foto: Colin Reiss 2019
Hendrick Goltzius, Mucius Scaevola, 1586, Augustinermuseum, Städtische Museen Freiburg, Foto: Axel Killian 2020
Hendrick Goltzius, Mucius Scaevola, 1586, Augustinermuseum, Städtische Museen Freiburg, Foto: Axel Killian 2020
Werkstatt Hendrick Goltzius, Die Erschaffung der Elemente, 1589, Kunstsammlung der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Foto: Colin Reiss 2019
Werkstatt Hendrick Goltzius, Die Erschaffung der Elemente, 1589, Kunstsammlung der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Foto: Colin Reiss 2019
Hendrick Goltzius, nach Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem, Phaeton, 1588, Kunstsammlung der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Foto: Katharina Anna Haase 2020
Hendrick Goltzius, nach Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem, Phaeton, 1588, Kunstsammlung der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Foto: Katharina Anna Haase 2020
Hendrick Goltzius, Verkündigung, 1594, Kunstsammlung der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Foto: Nicolas Grätz 2019
Hendrick Goltzius, Verkündigung, 1594, Kunstsammlung der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Foto: Nicolas Grätz 2019
Hendrick Goltzius, Die Anbetung der Hirten, ca.1599, Kunstsammlung der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Foto: Katharina Anna Haase 2020
Hendrick Goltzius, Die Anbetung der Hirten, ca.1599, Kunstsammlung der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Foto: Katharina Anna Haase 2020