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Between Dying and Dancing

Tales of the early modern period

24.04.-31.10.2019


Curated by: Ulrich Becker and Barbara Kaiser

Press tour: 24.04.2019, 11 am
Opening: 25.04.2019, 7 pm
Duration: from 26.04.2019

 

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About the exhibition

Referred to as the early modern period, the centuries between 1500 and 1800 mark the transition from the Christian world view of the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment on the eve of the Modern Age: as old certainties dwindled, the search for new ways towards the future was fraught with conflict. The epoch is often associated with Renaissance and Baroque splendour. Yet on closer inspection, this dazzling façade also reveals a blood-soaked litany of endless wars and bitter distress. As if guided by the unsteady hand of the goddess Fortuna, the dual countenance of this epoch is marked by religious struggle, by death and by the enjoyment of life, by hunger and abundance. In this new presentation, the art treasures of the Alte Galerie – enriched by precious loans from the Kaiserschild Foundation – convey an overview of a fascinating age caught between splendour and misery. They enable us to recognize the ups and downs which have shaped our past and continue to resonate right up to the present day.

Press material

Image material for download

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Subject

Material


Jan Brueghel d. Ä. (1568-1625), "Triumph of Death", 1597 (detail),
Jan Brueghel d. Ä. (1568-1625), "Triumph of Death", 1597 (detail),

Alte Galerie, Schloss Eggenberg/UMJ, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum


Tanz-Tod-Sujet-Presse.jpg (1.24 MB)

Group photos

Material


Group photo in the exhibition rooms,
Group photo in the exhibition rooms,

f. l. t. r.: Christine Rabensteiner (Curator), Marco Alfter (Kaiserschild-Stiftung CEO), Barbara Kaiser (Curatorin and Head of Alte Galerie), Ulrich Becker (Curator), Alexia Getzinger (UMJ Director of Finance) und Wolfgang Muchitsch (UMJ Director of Science), Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Gruppenfoto-Zwischen-Tanz-und-Tod.jpg (1.87 MB)

Material


Pieter Brueghel der Jüngere (1564 – 1638), Kirmes,
Pieter Brueghel der Jüngere (1564 – 1638), Kirmes,

Oil on wood, Alte Galerie, Schloss Eggenberg, Photo: UMJ/N. Lackner


Breughel-Kirmes.jpg (3.6 MB)

Jan Brueghel der Ältere (1568 – 1625), Triumph des Todes, dat. 1597
Jan Brueghel der Ältere (1568 – 1625), Triumph des Todes, dat. 1597

Oil on canvas, Alte Galerie, Schloss Eggenberg, Photo: UMJ/N. Lackner


Breughel-Triumph-des-Todes.jpg (3.3 MB)

Aert van der Neer (around 1603–1677), "River landscape at dusk",
Aert van der Neer (around 1603–1677), "River landscape at dusk",

oil on canvas, Kaiserschild-Stiftung loan, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Aert-van-der-Neer-Flusslandschaft-bei-Daemmerung.jpg (2.57 MB)

Aert van der Neer (around 1603–1677), "Winter landscape and pastime on ice",
Aert van der Neer (around 1603–1677), "Winter landscape and pastime on ice",

oil on wood, Kaiserschild-Stiftung loan, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Aert-van-der-Neer-Winterlandschaft-mit-Eisvergnuegen.jpg (3.62 MB)

Bartholomäus Spranger (1546–1611), "Mars, Venus and Amor",
Bartholomäus Spranger (1546–1611), "Mars, Venus and Amor",

oil on canvas, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Bartholomaeus-Spranger-Mars-Venus-Amor.jpg (2.18 MB)

Dirk Valkenburg (1675–1721), "Hunting still life with rabbit",
Dirk Valkenburg (1675–1721), "Hunting still life with rabbit",

oil on canvas, Kaiserschild-Stiftung loan, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Dirk-Valkenburg-Jagdstillleben-mit-Hase.jpg (2.48 MB)

Dosso Dossi (1490–1542), "Ercole d´Este as Hercules",
Dosso Dossi (1490–1542), "Ercole d´Este as Hercules",

oil on canvas, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Dosso-Dossi-Ercole-Este-Herkules.jpg (2.92 MB)

Giovanni Pietro de Pomis (1569–1633), "Archduke Ferdinand as a righteous fighter",
Giovanni Pietro de Pomis (1569–1633), "Archduke Ferdinand as a righteous fighter",

oil on canvas, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Giovanni-Pietro-de-Pomis-Erzherzog-Ferdinand-als-gerechter-Streiter.jpg (4.68 MB)

Herri met de Bles (around 1510 – around 1555), "Landscape with mine",
Herri met de Bles (around 1510 – around 1555), "Landscape with mine",

oil on wood, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Herri-met-de-Bles-Landschaft-mit-Bergwerk.jpg (2.9 MB)

Jan Steen (1626–1679), "Love scene",
Jan Steen (1626–1679), "Love scene",

oil on wood, Kaiserschild-Stiftung loan, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Jan-Steen-Liebesszene.jpg (3.08 MB)

Johann Georg Platzer (1704–1761), "Gods' celebration with Apollo and Bacchus",
Johann Georg Platzer (1704–1761), "Gods' celebration with Apollo and Bacchus",

oil on copper, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Johann-Georg-Platzer-Goetterfest-mit-Apoll-und-Bacchus.jpg (3.72 MB)

Joos de Momper the Younger (1564–1635), "Flemish valley street with a view on Antwerp",
Joos de Momper the Younger (1564–1635), "Flemish valley street with a view on Antwerp",

oil on wood, Kaiserschild-Stiftung loan, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Joos-de-Momper-d-J-Flaemische-Dorfstrasse-Blick-Antwerpen.jpg (3.51 MB)

Pieter Claesz (around 1598–1661), "Still life with glass cup",
Pieter Claesz (around 1598–1661), "Still life with glass cup",

oil on wood, Kaiserschild-Stiftung loan, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Pieter-Claesz-Stillleben-mit-Glaspokal.jpg (2.28 MB)

"Votive Board of St. Lambrecht", Masters of St. Lambrecht's Votive Board, around 1420,
"Votive Board of St. Lambrecht", Masters of St. Lambrecht's Votive Board, around 1420,

Stift St. Lambrecht loan, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Votivtafel-von-St-Lambrecht.jpg (4.74 MB)

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