The Alte Galerie is showing a selection of works of Austrian and South German Baroque artists in its special exhibition, Line, Light and Shadow. Master Drawings of the Baroque. Besides its main focus on painted oil sketches, the Rossacher Collection includes a bundle of works drawn on paper. The Kupferstichkabinett of the Alte Galerie houses more than 400 freehand drawings. This exhibition comprises carefully selected works from both
With a few exceptions, the Baroque hand drawing should not be seen an artwork in its own right. It was primarily a form of preparation and design for another artistic medium. Accordingly, the exhibition is divided by areas of design – for altars, for ceiling and wall paintings, as well as for altar pieces and copper engravings. The works are often striking as individual works in their vivid, spontaneous and modern-seeming strokes. Geographically, the exhibition is concentrated on the South German and Austrian regions, presenting works by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, Daniel Seiter, Hans Adam Weissenkircher, Martino Altomonte, Johann Lukas Hildebrandt, Johann Georg Bergmüller, Paul Troger, Caspar Franz Sambach, Franz Anton Maulbertsch, Kremser Schmidt as well as by Styrian painters.
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