AN-SICHTEN - baroque ivory art in the dialogue of the arts

12.10.2017 - 21.01.2018

in short

The celebrated European collections of Baroque ivory art, including those of the Grünes Gewölbe (Green Vault) in Dresden, offer a richly facetted spectrum of art-historical interpretations and perspectives. The exhibition(s) in the Sponsel Room of the new Grünes Gewölbe in the Residenzschloss Dresden present, in a small space, an exquisite variety of masterpieces of ivory art of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Herkules und Cacus, David Heschler, um 1645

Visitor entrance

Residenzschloss Dresden
Taschenberg 2
01067 Dresden

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in detail

The special feature of the two cabinet exhibitions is showing these masterpieces in harmony and in an astonishing ‘dialogue’ with paintings, sculptures, graphics, and medallic and porcelain art. The first part has been given the title “AN-SICHTEN” and the second part, planned to follow in early 2018, will be entitled “AUGEN-BLICKE”. Drawings and print graphic templates used by ivory artists and their studios are given particular emphasis. Similarly, medallic images, monumental sculptures and small bronzes have had an inspirational effect on the creation of ivory art, which in turn gave inspiration, in some of its subjects, to porcelain art during the 18th century.
Royal Palace (New Green Vault, Armoury at the New Giant's Hall, Turkish Chamber, Collection of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Hausmannsturm and current special exhibitions): 10,00/ 7,50 EUR/ 0-16y free | Historic Green Vault: 12,00 EUR, incl. Audioguide/ 0-16y free | Combined ticket (Royal Palace and Historic Green Vault): 19,50 EUR

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Opening Times

10:00 - 18:00
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