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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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Warburg described himself as: Warburg — was a pioneer of the modern study of art and visual culture. They spread the new emotional pictorial language throughout Europe, a story replete with conflicts and confrontations which are restaged on the field of panels like on the stage of a theater. They meet regularly at the 8.

“Aby Warburg. Mnemosyne Bilderatlas” at ZKM Karlsruhe

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. The contrast evident in the painting between the constricting dress of the matrons and the lightly dressed, quick-footed figure on the far right serves as an illustration of the virulent discussion around concerning the liberation of female clothing from the standards of propriety imposed by a reactionary bourgeoisie.

Warburg — was a pioneer of the modern study of art and visual culture. He even used postage stamps and promotional brochures.

warurg This website uses cookies to improve your experience. 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. Skip to main content.

There he was visited by Emil Kraepelin who did not confirm the diagnosis of schizophrenia and suggested Warburg was in a mixed manic-depressive state, a diagnosis with a more positive prognosis.

They help in gathering ideas and illustrating presentations while always remaining flexible. Warburg, for his part, renounced all sentimental aestheticism, and in his writings criticised a vulgarised idealisation of an individualism that had been imputed to the Renaissance in the work of Jacob Burckhardt.


The exhibition supplements the series of 63 panels with some proposals regarding how the atlas could be completed. A further product of his Florentine period was his series of lectures on Leonardo da Vinciheld in mnemosne the Kunsthalle in Hamburg.

Indeed, his mental conditions improved also thanks to the support of the philosopher Ernst Cassirerwho visited him in the clinic: His library, which at the time of his death comprised some 60, volumes, was mnemoosyne to London in and is today part of the University of London.

He did not want to be a rabbi, as his grandmother wished, nor a mnemosynw or lawyer. The Hamburg cultural scientist Aby M. In addition, the provenance of almost all the individual photographs is identified.

For the exhibition at the ZKM, all sixty-three of the panels were reconstructed in their original dimensions, two with the original pictorial material. He rejected a call to a professorship at the University of Halle in To some extent the surprisingly long ineffectiveness of the atlas probably has to be attributed to the unfinished state in which Warburg left behind his late work when he succumbed to a heart attack in October Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neuro Sciences, 10 1: Gombrich observed in his biography of Warburg, that the Mnemosyne project could be brought to an end.

Warburg als Lehrer, Skip to main content. He predominantly used photographs, but also included illustrations from books or picture files, original graphics, and newspaper clippings. This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat 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 most famous photo of the trip shows Warburg holding a half naked dancer resting.

Although the atlas is of extraordinary importance for pictorial science, as experts also concede in the meantime, it found no practical application in art history, neither successors nor emulators. Warburg stapled some 1, prints onto panels lined with black cloth. In New York the social life of the Schiffs and Loebs seemed empty and futile, and Warburg was very impressed with the dead seriousness of Hopi ritual.


Online BilderAtlas Mnemosyne | The Warburg Institute

Thanks to Voth he could also observe the preparations for this end-of-winter ceremony. This makes it interesting not only for art history and visual studies, but also for artists. Another snapshot is of Warburg wearing a Kachina dancer’ s mask.

In addition, two of the total 63 panels can be exhibited for the first time since as exactly as Warburg himself had in mind: Marietta —Max Adolph — and Frede C. Writing up his field notes for a now famous lecture at the Kreuzlingen sanatorium Warburg stressed the kinship of religious thinking in Athens and Oraibi.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is little wonder, then, that the atlas also knows no boundaries within art. What was utterly extraordinary, however, was the project to which he dedicated the final years of his life: Cushing had lived for years with the Zuni in New Mexico and fascinated Warburg wanted to see the Pueblos for himself.

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Online BilderAtlas Mnemosyne

Warburg as a child reacted against the religious rituals which were punctiliously observed in his family, and rejected all career plans envisaged for him. 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. 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.

In the 18th century the Warburgs moved to Altona near Hamburg. The couple had three children: There bay no captions and only a few texts in the atlas. In Cochiti Warburg spoke to a priest and his son and received a cosmological drawing with a snake at its center.

Warburg grew up in a conservative Jewish home environment.