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Hans Baldung
 
 
 

 


Hans Baldung

born c. 1484, Schwabisch Gmünd, Württemberg [Germany]
died 1545, Imperial Free City of Strasbourg [now Strasbourg, Fr.]

painter and graphic artist, one of the most outstanding figures in northern Renaissance art. He served as an assistant to Albrecht Durer, whose influence is apparent in his early works, although the demonic energy of his later style is closer to that of Matthias Grunewald.
His work is extensive and varied. It ranges from religious paintings and secular portraits to designs for tapestries and stained glass. He is noted for representations of the Virgin Mary, in which he combined landscapes, figures, light, and colour with an almost magical serenity. His portrayals of age, on the other hand, have a sinister character and a mannered virtuosity. His best known work in painting is the High Altar of the cathedral at Freiburg im Breisgau, Ger., for which he also designed the stained-glass choir windows.
Baldung-Grien's paintings are equalled in importance by his extensive body of drawings, engravings, and woodcuts ofan intense vitality. The Totentanz (“dance of death”) and the “death and the maiden” theme occur frequently in his graphic works. An early supporter of the Reformation, he executed a woodcut in which Martin Luther is protected by the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove.
Baldung-Grien was a member of the Strasbourg town council, as well as official painter to the episcopate. His works also appear in the church at Elzach and the museums of Basel, Karlsruhe, Cologne, Freiburg, and Nurnberg.

        
             


Beweinung Christi


 

 


Christ Carried to Heaven by Angels
1515


 

 

Eva unter dem Baum des Paradieses
1510
Zeichnung, Hamburg, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Kupferstichkabinett


 

Sitzendes nacktes Madchen (Hexe), nach rechts gewendet
1513
Studie, Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin


 

Der heilige Christopherus
1513
Zeichnung, Karlsruhe, Staatliche Kunsthalle



 

Die Geburt Christi
1510
Zeichnung, Frankfurt (Main), Stadelsches Kunstinstitut und Stadtische Galerie, Graphische Sammlung


 

Kentaur mit Knablein, einen Ast schwingend
1515
Zeichnung, Basel, Offentliche Kunstsammlung, Kupferstichkabinett



 

Christus am Kreuz
1520
Zeichnung, Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Kupferstichkabinett - Sammlung der Zeichnungen und Druckgraphik



 

Bekehrung Pauli
Munchen, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek



 

Geburt Christi
1514
Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Kupferstichkabinett
Sammlung der Zeichnungen und Druckgraphik



 

Hengst und abschlagende Stute
1534
Freiburg im Breisgau, Stadtische Museen, Augustinermuseum



 

Vier kampfende Hengste
1531
Zeichnung, Karlsruhe, Staatliche Kunsthalle


 

Das Martyrium des heiligen Sebastian
Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, Rijksprentenkabinet


 

Christus am Kreuz
Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, Rijksprentenkabinet


 

Adam and Eve
1519
 

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