Burgkmair, Hans, The Elder

Burgkmair, Hans, The Elder

▪ German artist
born 1473, Augsburg [Germany]
died c. 1531

      painter and woodcut artist, one of the first German artists to show the influence of the Italian Renaissance.

      The son of a painter, he became a member of the painters' guild in Strasbourg in 1490 and in Augsburg in 1498. Some 700 woodcuts are ascribed to him, including his principal work, a series of 135 prints celebrating the triumphs of the emperor Maximilian I. His works include some of the first chiaroscuro woodcuts, produced from two or more blocks inked with different tones to give gradations of light and shade. His son Hans Burgkmair the Younger (c. 1500–59) collaborated with him to produce a Turnierbuch (“tournament book”) of 52 illustrations. An accomplished fresco painter, the elder Burgkmair decorated the facade of the merchant Jakob Fugger's house in Augsburg, renowned as the first Italian Renaissance palace in Germany, but the paintings have disappeared. Other Burgkmair frescoes survive in Munich and Vienna.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • BURGKMAIR, Hans — (1473 1531) Hans Burgkmair, the son of the prominent Augsburg painter Thoman Burgkmair, studied both under his father and with Martin Schongauer in Colmar. He became a friend of Albrecht Dürer* and, like Dürer, made full use of the print medium,… …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

  • Burgkmair, Hans — (1473 1531)    German painter, woodcutter, and engraver from Augsburg, the son of Thoman Burgkmair, also a painter. Hans is thought to have been trained in the workshop of Martin Schongauer in Colmar. By 1498, he was back in Augsburg where he… …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

  • Lucas Cranach the Elder — Portrait of Lucas Cranach the Elder at age 77 by Lucas Cranach the Younger (1550), at the Uffizi Gallery, Florence Birth name Lucas Maler …   Wikipedia

  • CRANACH, Lucas, The Elder — (1472 1553) German painter and printmaker Lucas Cranach, along with rival artist Hans Burgkmair,* is credited with inventing the chiaroscuro woodcut, a medium Cranach perfected. Born in Kronach, Lucas succeeded several generations of paint­ers,… …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

  • HOLBEIN, Hans The Younger — (1497/98 1543) Hans Holbein the Younger was born in Augsburg in 1497/98. His subsequent career, however, linked him more closely with Basel in Switzerland and, finally, London. Born some twenty five years after the great Albrecht Dürer,* Holbein… …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

  • Hans Burgkmair — the elder (1473 1531) was a German painter and printmaker in woodcut.Burgkmair was born in Augsburg, the son of painter Thomas Burgkmair [web cite|title=Hans Burckmair|url=http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03064c.htm|work=Catholic Encyclopedia] and …   Wikipedia

  • Hans Weiditz — the Younger, Hans Weiditz der Jüngere, Hans Weiditz II (1495 Freiburg im Breisgau [ [http://www.wissen digital.de/computer/Widi:Lexikon?article=Hans Weiditz der J%C3%BCngere Widi:Lexikon Computer Wissens Portale, Wörterbücher und Lexika WISSEN… …   Wikipedia

  • Hans Burckmair —     Hans Burckmair     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Hans Burckmair     (Or Burgkmair).     A painter of the Swabian school, b. at Augsburg in 1473; d. in 1531. He was the son of Toman, or Thomas Burckmair, and received his first lessons in are from… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Hans Wechtlin — Johann, Johannes or Hans Wechtlin was a German Renaissance artist, active between at least 1502 and 1526, whose woodcuts are his only certainly surviving work. [Variant contemporary spellings are Veuchtelin, Wächtlin, or Wechtle] He was the most… …   Wikipedia

  • Augsburg — /awgz berrg/; Ger. /owks boorddk/, n. a city in Bavaria, in S Germany. 247,700. * * * I City (pop., 2002 est.: 257,800), Bavaria, southern Germany. Founded as a Roman colony by Augustus с 14 BC, it was the seat of a bishopric by AD 739. It became …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”