Dr. Livia Cárdenas (Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Kunstwissenschaft und Historische Urbanistik - Fachgebiet Kunstgeschichte) Although woodblocks have recently attracted increased interest in research, they are still among the great unknowns in the history of printmaking. The talk is dedicated to the large holdings of 15th and 16th century printing blocks in the Berlin Kupferstichkabinett, the so-called Derschau Collection. It comprises more than 1700 individual objects mainly from German-speaking countries (especially from Nuremberg) and represents the broad spectrum of profane and religious imagery in a wide variety of formats by famous artists such as Albrecht Dürer or Hans Burgkmair, as well as monogrammists and otherwise unknown designers. The variety of specific phenomena of woodblocks will be shown by selected examples.
This event is free to attend, but booking is required.