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Exhibition April 2 − June 28

Between space and pathos. Berlin works from the atlas of Abi Warburg

Berlin Art Gallery presents the exhibition "Between space and pathos. Berlin works from the atlas of Abi Warburg".

Abi Warburg (1866-1929) was one of the most important art historians of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who tirelessly studied the "afterlife" of ancient motifs in European culture since the Renaissance.

Warburg was convinced that antiquity was not only a schematic model for Renaissance artists, but also had an archetypal, emotional meaning that crystallized in key motifs and key themes.

Warburg's last work was a gigantic compilation of nearly 1,000 photographs in his Hamburg library called "Bilderatlas Mnemosyne", which summed up his research of past decades and at the same time showed new paths in the science of image.