Dogs are the oldest known pets and humankind’s most faithful companions. Their presence as such is reflected in art, where our four-legged friends can be found in representations of every kind. The catalogue of this year’s summer show at the Berlin Kupferstichkabinett presents around 50 of the most charming images of dogs representing works from the medieval times until today. Amongst these are works by some of the greatest draughtsmen and printmakersfrom Agostino Carracci, Albrecht Du¨rer, and Rembrandt to Adolph Menzel, Pablo Picasso, Otto Dix, and Dieter Roth. The drawings, prints, and watercolours drawn from the collection offer a vivid impression of a variety of modes of artistic representation. Breeds of every variety are brought to life on paperrendered in an array of delicate brushstrokes, hard cross-hatching, and fleeting pencil linesfrom the smooth-haired greyhound to the sheepdog and the stocky bulldog, from playful spaniels to terriers and poodles.
|Publisher:||Michael Imhof Verlag|
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Lydia Rosía Dorn is scientific assistant of the Kupferstichkabinett Berlin. Prof. Dr. Heinrich Schulze Altcappenberg is since 2002 Director of the Kupferstichkabinett Berlin. Born in 1953 he studied History of Art, Literature, Archaeology and journalism in Mainz, Hamburg and Bonn. He published several works about Romanticism, Italian drawings and prints from early Renaissance to late Baroque, and contemporary themes.