Death triumphant

Scenes of war


Curated by: Karin Leitner-Ruhe and Christine Rabensteiner
Venue: Sonderausstellungsräume

Alte Galerie: 08.05.2021, 10am-5pm, free admission!

About the exhibition

The early modern period is marked by war and its dramatic consequences for countries and people. Art, above all the popular graphic print, has handed down a vivid and often shocking image of it.

Taking as its starting point the allegory The Great Death by Stefano della Bella and Jacques Callot’s famous series The Great Miseries of War (1633), the Graphic Collection of the Alte Galerie shows scenes of war and peace: education, casus belli and propaganda, battles and sieges are documented, as are camp life, war crimes and punishment of the same, plundering of the civilian population, the daily terror as well as the masses of injured, expelled and impoverished persons.

The graphic print documents, illustrates and criticises these many aspects of war. Thus, the exhibition is mainly hung with prints from the Alte Galerie Graphic Collection. Paintings, small sculptures, historical books and cultural-historical objects all add to the presentation.


Alte Galerie, Schloss Eggenberg

Eggenberger Allee 90
8020 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9560


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 until 19. December 2021

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


24th May 2021
1st November 2021 (

with guided tour

8th December 2021 (

with guided tour

26th December 2021 (

with guided tour


24th/25th December 2021
31st December 2021