Showcase Exhibition | 24.11.2021 – 24.04.2022

Passion Art

Lucas van Leyden (ca. 1494–1533) is one of the most unusual and most prominent personalities of the Netherlandish Renaissance. Similar to Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528), with whom he maintained a lively correspondence, Van Leyden concentrated on characterizing people and their behavior. With great imagination and narrative talent, along with unusual approaches and points of view, he created unconventional graphic masterpieces of universally known subjects. Above all, he strove for artistic solutions and innovations. It is no wonder that he, who was already called a “prodigy” by his contemporaries, set completely new standards, and that his work was often copied.


The cabinet exhibition in the Liberna study room will present Lucas van Leyden’s fourteen-part series of copperplate engravings depicting the Passion of Christ. All of the prints in this series were made in 1521, making them exactly 500 years old! Why were these engravings seen as innovative and inspiring 500 years ago, and why was Lucas van Leyden hailed as superior and unparalleled? Can we still see this relevance today? Or (re)experience it?

Lucas van Leyden, Die Dornenkrönung, 1521 | © Tuliba Collection TP 0089 (Foto: Stephan Kube)

In parallel

March

Thu
18.
| Symposium
DAS Forum: 'Business matters are men’s matters!'
The role of women in European family businesses in the 19th and 20th centuries 
The Draiflessen Collection would like to organise a scientific symposium to discuss the role of women in European family businesses in the 19th and 20th centuries.

April

Sa
17.
| Excursion
Excursion to Cuxhaven ... cancelled!
The Extremes of Seafaring
With “Seascapes”, the showcase exhibition will take visitors back in time to the sometimes belligerent, sometimes romantic, but always fascinating world of seventeenth-century seafaring.

May

Thu
13.
| Excursion
Excursion to Potsdam and Berlin ... cancelled!
In Search of the Real
Staging, lighting design, pose, and props are the keywords highlighted on this journey.

July

Sa
10.
| Workshop
Active Health
Yoga Session
Personal well-being is an essential element of practicing yoga.
Sa
17.
| Workshop
Photography as Stage
Summer Academy with Henning Rogge und Regine Petersen
Based on the exhibition MADE REALITIES, the Summer Academy will address the subjects of staging and of the exaggeration of reality, fact, and fiction.
Sa
31.
| Workshop
Active Health
Yoga Session
Personal well-being is an essential element of practicing yoga.

August

Sa
7.
| Excursion
Excursion to Cologne
Plaque and Perfume
The history of humanity has repeatedly been shaped by disease and plague, which also struck the city of Cologne.

September

Sa
4.
| Workshop
Active Health
Yoga Session
Personal well-being is an essential element of practicing yoga.
Fr
10.
| Excursion
Excursion to Seebüll
Home and Inspiration
In conjunction with the exhibition “Emil Nolde – A Critical Approach by Mischa Kuball”, this excursion will take participants to the far north of Schleswig-Holstein to discover the beauty of the landscape that inspired Expressionist painter Emil Nolde.
Sa
25.
| Workshop
Active Health
Yoga Session
Personal well-being is an essential element of practicing yoga.