Events in Museum Barberini

Event
Art Seduces
November 26, 2018, 7 p.m.

Florian Illies and Christoph Amend discuss art’s powers of seduction: What effect does (good) art have on us? When and why does art strike a chord in viewers? Florian Illies has his own answer to this question: During a visit to the Frankfurt Städel as a 10-year-old, he was entranced by a large colorful painting. It was Afternoon in the Garden by Henri-Edmond Cross. His reunion with this painting at the Museum Barberini is the starting point of this discussion.

With
Florian Illies, journalist, art historian, and author (1913), Berlin
Christoph Amend, editor-in-chief ofZEITmagazinand publisher of WELTKUNST, Berlin

€ 10 / reduced € 8

This event in held in the context of a media partnership with the magazine WELTKUNST.

Ticketholders may visit the exhibition one hour before the event begins.

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Henri-Edmond Cross, Afternoon in the garden, 1904 © Städel Museum Frankfurt

Henri-Edmond Cross, Afternoon in the garden, 1904 © Städel Museum Frankfurt

Florian Illies and Christoph Amend discuss art’s powers of seduction: What effect does (good) art have on us? When and why does art strike a chord in viewers? Florian Illies has his own answer to this question: During a visit to the Frankfurt Städel as a 10-year-old, he was entranced by a large colorful painting. It was Afternoon in the Garden by Henri-Edmond Cross. His reunion with this painting at the Museum Barberini is the starting point of this discussion.

With
Florian Illies, journalist, art historian, and author (1913), Berlin
Christoph Amend, editor-in-chief ofZEITmagazinand publisher of WELTKUNST, Berlin

€ 10 / reduced € 8

This event in held in the context of a media partnership with the magazine WELTKUNST.

Ticketholders may visit the exhibition one hour before the event begins.

Henri-Edmond Cross, Afternoon in the garden, 1904 © Städel Museum Frankfurt

Henri-Edmond Cross, Afternoon in the garden, 1904 © Städel Museum Frankfurt

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Talk by Prof. Dr. Ernst Osterkamp, Humboldt University of Berlin
Noble Simplicity, Quiet Grandeur. Travel with Winckelmann to Visit Ancient Gods
November 26, 2018, 7 p.m.

When Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717–1768) first saw sculptures from classical antiquity in Dresden, he was fascinated by the beauty and the presence conveyed by the figures. In his writings, he created a new basis for art history and archeology: observation. His assertion on the beauty of ancient art as being the ideal of “noble simplicity and quiet grandeur” was groundbreaking. The small exhibition Olympian Gods: From the Dresden Sculpture Collection is the starting point for Ernst Osterkamp to examine the founder of art history and entertainingly illustrate how his idealized view of statues of gods and heroes continues to live on in today’s notions of beauty.

Ernst Osterkamp is professor of literature and President of the German Academy for Language and Literature. He has published several articles on Winckelmann, including the essay Johann Joachim Winckelmanns „Heftigkeit im Reden und Richten“. Zur Funktion der Polemik in Leben und Werk des Archäologen.

Prof. Dr. Ernst Osterkamp, Humboldt University of Berlin

€ 10 / reduced € 8

Ticketholders may visit the exhibition one hour before the event begins.

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Aphrodite, Second half 2nd century CE. © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Sculpture Collection, Photo: H.-P. Klut / E. Estel

Aphrodite, Second half 2nd century CE. © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Sculpture Collection, Photo: H.-P. Klut / E. Estel

November 26, 2018, 7 p.m.

When Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717–1768) first saw sculptures from classical antiquity in Dresden, he was fascinated by the beauty and the presence conveyed by the figures. In his writings, he created a new basis for art history and archeology: observation. His assertion on the beauty of ancient art as being the ideal of “noble simplicity and quiet grandeur” was groundbreaking. The small exhibition Olympian Gods: From the Dresden Sculpture Collection is the starting point for Ernst Osterkamp to examine the founder of art history and entertainingly illustrate how his idealized view of statues of gods and heroes continues to live on in today’s notions of beauty.

Ernst Osterkamp is professor of literature and President of the German Academy for Language and Literature. He has published several articles on Winckelmann, including the essay Johann Joachim Winckelmanns „Heftigkeit im Reden und Richten“. Zur Funktion der Polemik in Leben und Werk des Archäologen.

Prof. Dr. Ernst Osterkamp, Humboldt University of Berlin

€ 10 / reduced € 8

Ticketholders may visit the exhibition one hour before the event begins.

Aphrodite, Second half 2nd century CE. © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Sculpture Collection, Photo: H.-P. Klut / E. Estel

Aphrodite, Second half 2nd century CE. © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Sculpture Collection, Photo: H.-P. Klut / E. Estel

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