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Without reservation
Subject to a fee

Sun. 08.03.2020
14:00 - 15:00

Design Schau!

Discipline
Kunst und Design
Architecture / fashion atelier

Languages
German

Event-Code
1618

Target group
Public

Address

Bayerisches Nationalmuseum
Prinzregentenstr. 3
80538 München

The event is not handicapped accessible

Organisator & Partner

Organisator Bayerisches Nationalmuseum
Prinzregentenstr. 3
80538 München

Works of European art & culture from the early Middle Ages to Art Nouveau: sculptures, paintings, handicrafts as well as the world- famous Nativity scene collection with figures from Naples, Sicily.

Princes as designers – turned ivory

Princes as designers – turned ivory

 

 

Be it puristic stereometric shapes or “marvels” of the art of turnery – at the lathe, princes doubling as designers created superb objects from ivory for their own collections or precious gifts.

 


Tour through the exhibition with Dr. Jens Ludwig Burk.

 

From Renaissance to the 18th century, turning ivory was part of the education of every prince in Europe. Oftentimes, even as emperors, they continued to pursue this “princely hobby” for recreation. Costly ivory from Asia and Africa was turned into complex works of art, jars and candleholders. Famous virtuosos taught the young princes to use the lathers which were deemed to be the most technologically advanced machines of pre-industrial times. The diversity of the mostly geometric forms was unlimited.

 

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