ZURBARÁN. Master of Detail

Francisco de Zurbarán, Der hl. Franziskus von Assisi, 1640, Öl auf Leinwand, 124,5 x 163,5 cm, Düsseldorf Museum Kunstpalast, © Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast , Foto: Horst Kolberg /ARTOTHEK
Francisco de Zurbarán, Der hl. Franziskus von Assisi, 1640, Öl auf Leinwand, 124,5 x 163,5 cm, Düsseldorf Museum Kunstpalast, © Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast , Foto: Horst Kolberg /ARTOTHEK

Sat, 10.10.2015 – Sun, 31.1.2016

Curator: Beat Wismer

For the first time in Germany, a retrospective comprising around 70 works will be dedicated to the Spanish Baroque painter Francisco de Zurbarán (1598–1664) by Museum Kunstpalast. Zurbarán, alongside Velázquez, is regarded not only as one of the most important representatives of the Spanish Golden Age, but also as one of the great figures of European painting.

The exhibition, which includes valuable loans the National Gallery London, the Hispanic Society (New York) and the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, will also introduce a number of the rare still lifes by his highly gifted son Juan de Zurbarán (1620–1649). The show, which was organised jointly with the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, and curated in Düsseldorf by Beat Wismer, includes works which to date have never or rarely been presented to the public.

His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain and the Federal President Joachim Gauck have accepted the patronage of the exhibition.

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Evelyn Hofer. Hommage to Zurbarán

10 October 2015 - 31 January 2016

The Spanish Baroque painter Francisco de Zurbarán may be regarded, in a modern literal sense, as an artists‘ artist, as his painting style characterised by precise composition and stupendous materiality fascinates artists to this day. In her last coherent series of works created in the 1990s, the German-American photographer Evelyn Hofer (1922-2009) tackled the challenge to explore his rare, exquisite still lifes. Against a deep black background she staged fruit, flowers and jugs to form perfectly arranged pieces of art. The photographs were created using the complex dye transfer technique, which make the motifs shimmer with a very special chromaticity. Evelyn Hofer is regarded as the “most famous ‘unknown’ photographer of the United States”; her still lifes are shown alongside the major Zurbarán retrospective.

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