Role plays

Faces at court

The early modern period experiences a new flowering of portrait art, strengthened by the appreciation of important figures, as evidenced by numerous biographers from antiquity. Men and women from biblical and ancient history are now considered as exemplary, ubiquitous, retrievable role models, and adopted by the powerful in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. In addition, there is an increased interest in individual characteristics which challenge the technical skills of the painter. Hence unadorned faces are to be found as often as embellished ones.

 

Portrait painting, however, is only considered as a pure imitation of nature, the hierarchy of the art forms is dominated by history painting, meaning the depiction of major scenes from the Bible and history. The portrait, on the other hand, is assigned a lower status. Even so, it represents a lucrative international business. It is also open to female painters who are barred from other genera.

 

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 Overview

Ercole II. d'Este as Hercules

Bartolomé González y Serrano


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Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain

Bartolomé González y Serrano


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Alte Galerie, Schloss Eggenberg

Eggenberger Allee 90
8020 Graz, Österreich
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Opening Hours
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: 1. November to 19. December 2021


01. April 2022 to 30. October 2022 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm
01. November 2022 to 31. March 2023

closed, but accessible as part of a guided tour by prior appointment: 1. November to 18. December 2022



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

 

1st November 2021 (

with guided tour

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8th December 2021 (

with guided tour

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18th April 2022
6th June 2022
15th August 2022
1st November 2022 (

with guided tour

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8th December 2022 (

with guided tour

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24th September 2021 10am - 3pm
24th/26th December 2021
31st December 2021
24th/26th December 2022
31st December 2022