Published: July 26, 2012
Pictures and Biography of Hans Baldung Green
Baldung (Baldung; nickname - Green, Grien), Hans (ca. 1484/86-1545). He was influenced by Albrecht Durer (in the studio where he worked in 1502-1504) and Matthias Grunewald. Baldung was working primarily in Strastburge, but from 1512 to 1517 he lived in Freiburg, where he worked on his masterpiece - the high altar for the cathedral of Freiburg, which is the central panel - radiant image of the coronation of the Virgin. In Hans Baldung above the altar, magically, combined landscapes, shapes, light and color. The rationalism of the Renaissance, particularly evident in the portraits Baldunga (portrait Ambrosia Volmar Keller, 1538, a portrait of Count Ludwig Loewenstein, 1513, Art Gallery, Berlin-Dahlem), often combined in his works on mysticism, the generalized plastic - with fractional, broken rhythms (the main the altar of the cathedral in Freiburg im Breisgau, 1512-1516, "Death, kissing a woman", 1517, art collection, Basel). In the drawings and woodcuts Baldung created a special style of transmission of light and shade contrasts the bright glare ("Witch", woodcut, 1510). Creativity Baldunga - changeable and varied, includes religious works, allegories and mythology, portraits, designs for stained glass and tapestries, and a lot of graphic work, particularly book illustrations. Its characteristic is rather small in size picture - it's erotic allegories (such as "Knight, a young girl and Death", 1505, the Louvre, Paris, "Death and the Girl", 1521), which Baldung addressed many times. Eroticism is often present in late works Baldunga, the most famous of which is engraved - "Enchanted persistent young man" (aka "Bewitched Bridegroom," 1544), interpreted as an allegory of passion (or by some as an allegory of lust). On the other hand painting by Hans Baldunga Green, dedicated to the image on the age and masterly manner, the picture is rather symbolic of sinister meaning.
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