Hendrick Goltzius, nach Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haalrem, Phaeton, 1588, Kunstsammlung der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Foto: Colin Reiss

Transformation of the World – Masterpieces by Hendrick Goltzius

Augustinermuseum – Haus der Graphischen Sammlung | From 31/10/2020 until 31/01/2021

Gotischer Buchkastendeckel, um 1260/70
Gotischer Buchkastendeckel, um 1260/70, Museum im Benediktinerstift St. Paul in Kärnten, Foto: Erzbischöfliches Ordinariat Freiburg i. Br., Bildarchiv, Aufnahme Michael Eckmann

The Treasures of the Monks

Augustinermuseum | 28th November 2020 to 11th April 2021



Transformation of the World – Masterpieces by Hendrick Goltzius

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

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.


The Treasures of the Monks

28th November 2020 to 11th April 2021

Crowning achievements of art and milestones of the early sciences: the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Blaise developed into an internationally renowned place of research during its almost thousand year history and built up a superb art collection.

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