Emperor Maximilian I and the Age of Dürer
Until 6 January 2013
Emperor Maximilian I was a "media emperor", who spared no efforts for the representation of his person and to secure his posthumous fame. He employed the best artists and made use of the most modern media of his time. Many of the most outstanding works produced for the propaganda and commemoration of Emperor Maximilian I are preserved in the Albertina.
The monumental Triumphal Arch, the Triumphal Procession is the largest and most important of his commissions. It was last presented publicly in 1959 on the occasion of the Albertina’s exhibition honouring the 500th anniversary of Maximilian’s birthday – reason enough to not only present them again in their entirety and on a large scale, but also to reassess them from a scientific point of view.
In addition to important works from the holdings of the Albertina, many international lenders are contributing to the exhibition including the Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin, the British Museum in London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York.
Bernhard Strigel: Die Familie des Kaisers Maximilian I., 1515-1520
Malerei auf Lindenholz
(Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien)
Albrecht Altdorfer und Werkstatt: Der Schweizer Krieg und der neapolitanische Krieg aus dem Triumphzug Kaiser Maximilians I., um 1512–1515
Feder in Braun, Aquarell und Deckfarben mit Goldhöhungen auf Pergament
Hans Burgkmair d. Ä.: Der Verkünder des Triumphes aus dem Triumphzug Kaiser Maximilians I., 1516–18 (3. Ausg. 1796)
Albrecht Dürer: Bildnis Kaiser Maximilians I., um 1519