Between Cosmos and Paphos

Exhibition August 8 − November 1, 2020
The Museum Association Berlin State Museums presents an exhibition"Between Space and Paphos".

The exposition consists of more than 50 original works of art from the collection of 10 museums in Germany, which served as the basis for the atlas "Mnemosyne" by the largest art critic of the late 19th century Abi Warburg. Among the works are masterpieces by Dürer, Van Eyck, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Rubens.

Abi Warburg has tirelessly studied the afterlife since ancient motifs in European culture since the Renaissance. He was convinced that antiquity not only provided a schematic model for Renaissance artists, but also had an archetypal emotional meaning crystallized in key motives and main themes. Warburg's last work was a gigantic collection of nearly 1,000 photographs in his Hamburg library, called the Bilderatlas Mnemosyne, which summarized his research in recent decades and at the same time was intended to show new trends in the visual arts.

Based on site materialsMuseum Association State Museums of Berlin.

Galleries at the exhibition