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Vom Album in die Ausstellung. Maarten van Heemskercks Kleines römisches Zeichnungsbuch 1532–1536/37

Lecture: 6 June 2024

During his five-year stay in Rome, Maarten van Heemskerck made drawings in a small sketchbook. The Kupferstichkabinett has preserved 66 pages from this in an adhesive album that was renewed in the 1980s. In preparation for the current exhibition, the sheets were removed from the album, examined in relation to material technology and their former sequence in the sketchbook reconstructed more precisely. An innovative presentation without classic passe-partouts focuses on the two-sided master drawings.

Lecture by Georg Josef Dietz und Antje Penz, Kupferstichkabinett (in German).

Lecture series

Accompanying the exhibition The Allure of Rome. Maarten van Heemskerck Draws the City is a series of lectures that takes place on Tuesdays. Individual aspects of Van Heemskerck’s work will be addressed and explained. Speakers will talk about the few paintings he created in Rome as well as the influence of Michelangelo, Van Heemskerck’s drawing materials and his approach to ruins in comparison with contemporary depictions by other artists.

All lectures are held in German at the Kunstgewerbemuseum (Kulturforum) in Berlin at 18:00 CET.

Advance reservation is required and free for charge. See the museum website for tickets and more information.

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