Hans Baldung


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Baldung, Hans

 

(nicknamed Grien). Born circa 1484-S5 in SchwäbischeGmünd(?), Württemberg; died 1545 in Strass-burg (present-day Strasbourg, France). German Renaissance painter and draftsman of the upper Rhine school. He was influenced by A. Dürer, in whose studio he worked from 1502 to 1504, and by M. Neithardt. He spent most of his life in Strassburg. Baldung’s art (portraits and religious compositions) is full of contradictions: Renaissance rationalism is combined with mysticism, and smoothly sculpted forms with broken rhythmic lines. His works include the main altar of the cathedral in Freiburg im Breisgau (1512–16) and Death and the Woman (1517, in the Public Art Collection, Basel).

REFERENCES

Escherich, M. Hans Baldung-Grien, Bibliographie, 1509 bis 1915. Strassburg, 1916.
Curjel, H. Hans Baldung-Grien. Munich, 1923.
Fischer, O. Hans Baldung-Grien. Munich, 1939. Second edition:Munich, 1943.
Hans Baldung-Grien:Ausstellung, 1959[catalog]. Staatliche Kunst-halle, Karlsruhe [1959].
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The Rape of Europa by Hans Baldung (1484/85-1545), c.
Breu's hand has also been recognised on two signatures of the Prayer Book of Maximilian, putting him in the company of Durer, Cranach, Altdorfer, Burgkmair, and Hans Baldung Grien, who also decorated pages of the book.
The second half of the book places Durer's work in the immediate reception history, namely, next to the work of Hans Baldung Grien, who turns Direr both upside down and inside out.
105) Some of Protestant artist Hans Baldung Grien's paintings of Adam and Eve, for example, present the Fall as occasioned by sexual lust.
A discovery and conundrum is an arresting head of a bearded old man, attributed to an anonymous artist in the circle of Diirer's most gifted pupil, Hans Baldung.
Finally, Chapter 8 meditates on the representation of Adam and Eve, and of the fall, in Durer, Lucas van Leyden, Hans Baldung, Rembrandt, and Paradise Lost, and suggests that Milton's poem (especially the couple's creation stories), like the paintings, directs one to reflect not on psychological motives, but on the mystery of the organic human body, and indeed on embodiment itself as--variably fortunate--fall.
Bilder liefern wichtige Hinweise auf nicht erhaltene Musikinstrumente und vor allem auf das vergangliche Musizierereignis: Walter Salmen unternimmt einen Gang durch die erhaltenen Gemalde des Durer-Schulers Hans Baldung "Grien" Bilder aus dem Hochaltar im Freiburger Munster (1512-1516) und aus Baldungs "Karlsruher Skizzenbuch" zeigen als Quellen fur den zeitgenossischen, durch Virdung 1511 beschriebenen Instrumentenbau u.
Rather, the works emanating from his series of performance-based pieces called Drawing Restraint, of which there are 18 numbers, or episodes (thus far), are presented in tandem with a selection of Northern Renaissance prints and paintings, most with explicit Christian iconography, from various collections in the surrounding region by the artists Hans Baldung Grien, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Albrecht Durer, Hendrick Goltzius, Urs Graf, Martin Schongauer, and a few others.
Among the better pieces, three Hans Baldung Grien-ish gouaches--Untitled, Friends, and Three Friends, all 1998--stood out.
In his painting Noah and the Flood, Hans Baldung Grien gives us an ark--more strongbox than ship--around which swirl the waters of annihilation.
As a result, the works presented here are generally attributed, for example, to Titian, Durer, or Hans Baldung Grien and "unidentified block cutters.
If Hans Baldung Grien and Hans Schaufelein supposedly managed Durer's workshop while he was in Venice in 1505-07, why are they never mentioned in his letters and why did he ask Pirckheimer to take his brother Hans to Wolgemut to continue his training as a painter?