ABY WARBURG. THE MNEMOSYNE ATLAS

23 November 2007 - 13 January 2008
Aby Warburg
Plate No. 55, photographed in Hamburg in 1929
The German art historian Aby Warburg (1866 - 1929) is among the most distinguished pioneers of his area of scholarship.
 
During the final years of his life, he devised the picture atlas, "Mnemosyne", which he employed to trace the afterlife of Classical Antiquity through the Renaissance period and subsequent centuries. None of its plates have survived in their original form.
 
The 63 thematic plates, reconstructed in 1993 by the trans-media society d a e d a l u s in Vienna and later deeded to the Albertina, were presented in the Albertina’s study hall, and are available on loan to interested institutions.
 
Contact:
Regina Doppelbauer
r.doppelbauer@albertina.at
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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