Belgrade City Museum will be hosting an international exhibition dedicated to the great German artist and theoretician Albrecht Dürer – “Albrecht Dürer and his contemporaries – Triumphal Procession of Emperor Maximilian I” by East Slovak Museum from Košice, Slovakia. The exhibition is to be displayed at the Residence of Princess Ljubica from September 5 to October 31, whereas the official opening is on Friday, September 4 at 19:00.
The exhibition is divided into two segments – the first wil present the work by Dürer and his contemporaries and the second will be presenting the cycle “The Triumph of Emperor Maximilian I”. The exhibits come from the unique collection of Imrich Henszlmann, a doctor, university professor, art historian and honorary freeman of the city of Košice. He bestowed his collection of books, paintings, drawings, coins and archaeological materials to the Eastern Slovak Museum in 1888. The collection includes the graphic works of reputed schools of art in Italy, Germany, and France of the 15th to the 18th centuries, represented by the Renaissance artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Albrecht Altdorfer, Marcantonio Raimondi and Hans and Barthel Beham. The Triumph of Emperor Maximilian I consists of three monumental graphic cycles commissioned by Maximilian I. Dürer, along with Albrecht Altdorfer, Hans Springinklee, Hans Burgkmair, Hans Schäfelein, Leonhard Beck, Erhard Schön and probably also Dürer’s brother Hans participated in the creation of the cycle of 147 woodcuts.
When Albrecht Dürer painted one of his artworks upon the order of the Emperor Maximilian I, the ruler respected the artist inasmuch as he kept the ladder which Dürer had used for himself.
The exhibition will be on display on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Fridays from 10:00 to 17:00, on Thursdays from 10:00 to 18:00, Saturdays from 12:00 to 20:00 and on Sundays from 10:00 to 14:00.
The admission fee is 200 dinars
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.