Role models

Virtuous heroes and powerful women

Great men and women who have overcome their opponents through bravery and willpower or steadfastness and cunning, are regularly celebrated as role models in the poetry of antiquity. Their peers are the heroes of the Old Testament, obedient servants of their god Yahweh, champions of their people: Abraham, who wants to sacrifice his son Isaac, or Judith who triumphs over the Assyrian commander Holofernes. Biblical archetypes are followed by the Christian saints: They, too, are heroes (athletae Christi) and demonstrate this through the steadfast, devout suffering of their martyrdom.

 Overview

Abraham and Isaac

Johann Michael Rottmayr


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Judith with the Head of Holophernes

Pietro della Vecchia


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Alte Galerie, Schloss Eggenberg

Eggenberger Allee 90
8020 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9560
altegalerie@museum-joanneum.at

 

Opening Hours
01. July 2020 to 31. October 2020 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm
01. November 2020 to 26. March 2021

closed, but accessible as part of a guided tour by prior appointment until 20. December 2020


27. March 2021 to 31. October 2021 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm
01. November 2021 to 31. March 2022

closed, but accessible as part of a guided tour by prior appointment until 19. December 2021



Opening Hours Library
Tues–Fri 10am–12pm and afternoons by appointment only

 

26th October 2020
5th April 2021
24th May 2021
1st November 2021 (

with guided tour

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8th December 2021 (

with guided tour

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26th December 2021 (

with guided tour

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24th/25th December 2021
31st December 2021