To mark the th birthday of Aby Warburg, the ZKM is exhibiting a complete reconstruction of his picture atlas in its original size. In December , Warburg started to compose a work in the form of a picture atlas named Mnemosyne. The Mnemosyne Atlas, October Panel A. Panel B. Panel C. Panel 1. Panel 2. Panel 3. Panel 4. Panel 5. Panel 6. Panel 7. Panel 8. Panel Panel

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Against the resistance Aby Warburg met with from his relatives, he forced through his plans to study art history. This revision demonstrates that the Bilderatlas found much greater acclaim and recognition in artistic circles than among art history experts.

“Aby Warburg. Mnemosyne Bilderatlas” at ZKM Karlsruhe

Mnemosyne Bilderatlas at the ZKM. The exhibition supplements the series of 63 panels with some proposals regarding how the atlas could be completed. They meet regularly at the 8. This illustrates as much the complexity of the material as the difficulty of capturing it mmemosyne words. By the research group was able to prepare commentary that decoded every single panel for the first time.

Aby Moritz Warburg June 13, Hamburg. They show how artistic work can function exactly like the visualisation mneosyne scholarly research. He even used postage stamps and promotional brochures. To this end, he used reproductions of painting, graphics and sculpture and evidence from the applied arts such as carpets, genealogical tables, photographs and advertisements.

To the present-day viewer, the work may well call to mind an Internet search engine’s flood of images, but Warburg’s panels are constructed with great deliberation and comprise a repository that condenses memory into complex constellations. Mnemosyne Bilderatlas The Mnemosyne Atlas. Resources in your library Resources in other libraries.

A further product of his Florentine period was his series of lectures on Leonardo da Vinciheld in at the Kunsthalle in Hamburg.

The Mnemosyne Atlas, October | The Warburg Institute

Retrieved from ” https: The most famous Renaissance specialist of the time, the American Bernard Berensonwas likewise in Florence at this period. Two brothers Warburg founded the banking firm M.


The couple had three children: And perhaps it is just the thought of this scholar, openly and insightfully presented here, that still fascinates and inspires today. He predominantly used photographs, but also included illustrations from books or picture files, original graphics, and newspaper clippings. Library resources about Aby Warburg. Warburg studied art history at the Universities of Bonn, Munich, Strasbourg and Florence, and took his doctorate with a dissertation on the painting of the Italian Renaissance and the artist Sandro Botticelli.

The University of Chicago Press, In the family returned to Hamburg, and Warburg presented the findings of his Florentine research in a series of lectures, but at first did not take on a professorship or any other academic position.

During his years in Florence Warburg investigated the living conditions and business transactions of Renaissance artists and their patrons as well as, more specifically, the economic situation in mnemsyne Florence of the early Renaissance and the problems of the transition from the Mnemosye Ages to the early Renaissance.

Aby Warburg. Mnemosyne Bilderatlas | ZKM

These were to be published in such a way that all the details of the illustrations remained visible. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. His library, which at the time of his death comprised some 60, volumes, was relocated to London in and is today part of the University of London.

Aby Warburg showed an early interest in literature and history and the second eldest son, Max Warburg went into the Hamburg bank, younger brothers Paul and Felix also entered banking. At the heart of his research was the legacy of the Classical World, and the transmission of classical representation, in the most varied areas of western culture through to the Renaissance. Supplementary to this, thirteen artists, including Olaf Metzel, Paul McCarthy and Peter Weibel, were invited to create their own panels in the original format.

In DecemberWarburg started to compose a work in the form of a picture atlas named Mnemosyne. It consisted of 40 wooden panels covered with black cloth, on which were pinned nearly 1, pictures from books, magazines, newspaper and other daily life sources. Painting, sculpture, graphic design, illuminated manuscripts, tapestries, wedding chests, playing cards, everyday objects, jewelry — in every area Warburg sought the clues that could help him.


He chose Mnemosyne, the Greek goddess of memory and mother of the muses, as the patron saint of his project. He even used postage stamps and promotional brochures. Warburg as a child reacted against the religious rituals which were punctiliously observed in his family, and rejected all career plans envisaged for him.

The Hamburg cultural scientist Aby M. In addition, two of the total 63 panels can be exhibited for the first time since as exactly as Warburg himself had in mind: Thanks to Voth he could also observe the preparations for this end-of-winter ceremony.

The magazine issues ensure that the decoding of the atlas can also be comprehended and updated beyond the events. He chose Mnemosynethe Greek goddess of memory and mother of the muses, as the patron saint of his project. Roberto Ohrt and Axel Heil.

From to he studied the sources of these pictures at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence. This makes it interesting not only for art history and visual studies, but also for artists. They help in gathering ideas and illustrating presentations while always remaining flexible. Another snapshot is of Warburg wearing a Kachina dancer’ s mask.

The Mnemosyne Atlas, October 1929

He wanted to show how the motifs of antiquity, zby the detour of the orient, survived into the Renaissance and beyond. The lines of conflict run through the very people involved — and through the works. Warburg grew up in a conservative Jewish home environment. The present exhibition presents its last version in reconstructed form. In New York the social life of the Schiffs and Loebs watburg empty and futile, and Warburg was very impressed with the dead seriousness of Hopi ritual.

This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat Conception in cooperation with Christian Rothmaler and Philipp Schwalb. Warburg als Lehrer,