German Art

Just been to Berlin for a long weekend and enjoyed the Kupferstichkabinett (Print Gallery) special display called ‘Gone to the Dogs’.  A collection of their prints and drawings which include canines in the image.  Durer, Rembrandt, Nicholson to name a few.  Covering centuries of art. Superb works and but a few of their collection.

Fischerhafen etching by Karl Hachez @ 1910

Fischerhafen
etching by Karl Hachez
@ 1910

A fine etching by German artist #KarlHachez of the fishing fleet docked at Swinemunde.  Karl (or Carl) Hachez was born in 1880 in Oldenburg, Germany. He based himself in Berlin and was known as an etcher, portrait painter, landscape painter and poster creator.  He studied art in Berlin and Paris.  A poster designer in Germany during WWI meant creating visually arresting images incorporating graphics, words and images.  Communicating through those words, colours, and shapes the intended message.  Often a message of nationalism or to encourage support for the war in which they were engaged.  He died in 1958.

Now to two images which will be of interest to all ‘royal’ watchers out there.  Two pages (plates X and XB) from ‘The Cyclopaedia’  by #AbrahamRees  printed in 1819.  The pages display the Crowns, Coronets, Mitres of the royal families and leadership positions of Europe.

Crowns, Coronets, and Mitres from 'The Cyclopaedia' by Abraham Rees @ 1819

Crowns, Coronets, and Mitres from ‘The Cyclopaedia’ by Abraham Rees @ 1819

 

Crowns, Coronets, and Mitres from 'The Cyclopaedia' by Abraham Rees @ 1819

Crowns, Coronets, and Mitres from ‘The Cyclopaedia’ by Abraham Rees @ 1819

Headdresses which we might see only on a few occasions in our lifetime and some which may not exist any longer.

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