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Wolf
Huber

Austria 
1485−1553
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Born in Feldkirch (now Austria) in the artist's family by Hans Huber. The exact date of birth is not known (CA. 1485). Huber known as the artist who created many superb landscape drawings. In addition to paintings and 10 color prints preserved about 30 paintings, the authorship of which is attributed to Huber.Huber worked as a portrait painter. Of greatest interest is written in 1540-ies: portrait of a humanist Jacob Ziegler.

With 1510 lived mostly in Passau (Bavaria), where, until his death was in the service of the local bishops as a painter and architect.

Huber died in Passau in 1553.

Born in Feldkirch (Western borderland of present-day Austria), in the family of the artist G. Huber. He studied, apparently the father. Young "years of pilgrimage" (the end of 1500 and the beginning 1510-ies) held in scenic Alpine and Danubian landscape. From 1515 he lived mostly in Passau (Bavaria), becoming court painter to the local bishops.

For his first great work, now scattered to the altar of St. Anne from Feldkirch (1515-1521, Museum of Vorarlberg, Bregenz; and other meetings), characterized by a fluency in the techniques of linear perspective, picturesque, architectural entourage, mastrovito-local color scheme. Typical of his best things expressive figure of the staging reaches a special sharpness in the night the Flagellation of Christ (1525, the monastery of Saint Florian). Altars often include as other artists of the Danube school, bright images of nature (the Agony in the garden, Old Pinakothek, Munich; Flight into Egypt, Art gallery of the State art collections of Berlin; both works – 1520-ies). To the late period of creativity of the Huber belongs to the over-engineered in the semantic and plastic terms, in his own Mannerist Allegory of the cross (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna). I also wrote portraits – the most famous portrait of the geographer and the astronomer J. Ziegler (between 1544 and 1549, ibid.); in medieval planar figure is contrast matched here with panoramicas-"universal" landscape.

A special place in the heritage of the artist takes landscape drawings (mostly pen), which he created for nearly the entire career. These bravura and dynamic compositions – at first rather topographically-accurate, later more generalized – transmit the natural world as a living, "breathing" the whole is presenting itself is not a billet for painting (as it was in previous art), and is quite self-sufficient works. Here, too, over time growing traits of mannerism, for example, in "narcissism" a virtuosic flourishes or in such bizarre detail how tapered the solar disk, resembling a flying saucer.

Died Huber in Passau, June 3, 1553.

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