RENAISSANCE AND MANNERISM


The Albertina is world-renowned for its holdings of the Italian High Renaissance and also the Renaissance north of the Alps.

Particularly prominent points of gravity are formed by the prints and drawings of Albrecht Dürer. The Albertina safeguards some 120 drawings and watercolours as well as the complete body of graphic prints produced by this principal master of the German Renaissance.

The “miniatures” on the triumphal procession of Emperor Maximilian I by Albrecht Altdorfer and his school belong among the culminating points of the emperor’s courtly art.

From the cornucopia of Italian Renaissance drawings, the works of Raphael and Michelangelo are conspicuous both for their quantity and their particularly outstanding quality.

Among the most valuable works of the Netherlandish section are the drawings by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, and the comprehensive print-art oeuvre of Lucas van Leyden.

The graphic printing of the early 16th century and Mannerism, including early examples of art reproductions, is very completely represented in all other realms of art. Works worth a mention here are those of Jean Duvet, Marcanton Raimondi and Hendrick Goltzius.

 

 

Picture Gallery

 

Albrecht Dürer
Hare, 1502
Albrecht Dürer
The Great (Large) Piece of Turf, 1503

Albrecht Dürer

The Virgin Among a Multitude of Animals, around 1503

Albrecht Dürer
Praying Hands (a preliminary study for the "Heller Altar"), 1508
 
Albrecht Dürer
Head Study of an African, 1508
Albrecht Dürer
Dead Blue Roller, around 1500 (or 1512)
Albrecht Dürer
Wing of a Roller, around 1500 (or 1512)
Albrecht Dürer
Emperor Maximilian I., 1518
 
Albrecht Dürer
Head Study of an Old Man (study for the painting of "St. Jerome"), 1521
Albrecht Dürer
Nemesis (The Great Fortune), around 1501
Albrecht Dürer
The Engagement of the Virgin Mary, around 1504
Albrecht Dürer
The Escape to Egypt, around 1504
 
Albrecht Dürer
Adam and Eve, 1504
Albrecht Dürer
The Rider (The Knight, Death and the Devil), 1513
Albrecht Dürer
Melencolia I (Melancholia), 1514

Albrecht Dürer

St. Jerome in His Study, 1514

 

Lucas Cranach the Elder
Portrait of Hans Luther

Lucas Cranach the Elder
Portrait of Duke Alexander of Saxony

Albrecht Altdorfer

Swiss and Neapolitan War, around 1513-16

Albrecht Altdorfer

The German Princes, around 1513-16

 

Michelangelo Buonarroti

Three Men Standing in Wide Coats Turned Towards the Left, around 1492-96

Michelangelo Buonarroti

Male Nude Seen From the Back With a Flag Staff, around 1504

 

 

Michelangelo Buonarroti

Nude Image of a Seated Young Man and Two Studies of Arms, around 1510-11

Michelangelo Buonarroti

Pietà, around 1530-36

 

Raffaello Santi

The Madonna With the Pomegranate

Raffaello Santi

Half-length of a Young Woman With a Paper Roll; and One Right Arm, Turned Upwards

Raffaello Santi
The Cumaean Sybil, study for the artist’s frescoes in Santa Maria della Pace, Rome, 1511

Raffaello Santi

Young Man Carrying an Old Man on His Back (Aeneas and Anchises), study for the fresco The Fire in the Borgo, Stanza dell' incendio del Borgo, Apostolic Palace, Vatican City), around 1514

 

Leonardo da Vinci

Half-length of an Apostle, 1493-95

Leonardo da Vinci

Two Grotesque Heads in Profile, around 1503-05

Francesco Mazzola, named il Parmigianino

Canephore (Basket Carrier), study for the decoration of the vault of Santa Maria della Steccata, Parma, around 1533-35

Francesco Mazzola, named il Parmigianino

Madonna and Child on the Clouds, 1526-27

 

Marcantonio Raimondi

Following Raffaello Santi / Descent from the Cross, first half of 16th century

Federico Barocci

Study of a Boy´s Head with Short Hair

Federico Barocci
Kniende Frau, ein betendes Kind stütztend, mit Begleiterinnen

Hendrick Goltzius

Self Portrait, around 1593-94

 

Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Big Fish Eat Little Fish, 1556

Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Desidia (Indolence), 1557

Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Spring, 1565

Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Painter and Buyer, around 1565