To mark the th birthday of Aby Warburg, the ZKM is exhibiting a complete reconstruction of his picture atlas in its original size. In December , Warburg started to compose a work in the form of a picture atlas named Mnemosyne. The Mnemosyne Atlas, October Panel A. Panel B. Panel C. Panel 1. Panel 2. Panel 3. Panel 4. Panel 5. Panel 6. Panel 7. Panel 8. Panel Panel

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Aby Warburg is regarded as the father of modern visual studies. By the research group was able to prepare commentary that decoded every single panel for the first time.

Conception in cooperation with Christian Rothmaler and Philipp Schwalb.

Another snapshot is of Warburg wearing a Kachina dancer’ s mask. Early on he demonstrated an unstable, unpredictable and volatile temperament.

Aby Warburg. Mnemosyne Bilderatlas (English)

It is little wonder, then, that the atlas also knows no boundaries within art. He rejected a call to a professorship at the University of Halle in In Warburg and his wife took jnemosyne residence in Florence. He wanted to show how the motifs of antiquity, via the detour of the orient, survived into the Renaissance and beyond. At the heart of his research was the legacy of the Classical World, and the transmission of classical waarburg, in the most varied areas of western culture through to the Renaissance.


Mnemosyne Bilderatlas at the ZKM.

The Mnemosyne Atlas, October | The Warburg Institute

They help in gathering ideas and illustrating presentations while always remaining flexible. In the 18th century the Warburgs moved to Altona near Hamburg. They spread the new emotional pictorial language throughout Europe, a story replete with conflicts and confrontations which are restaged on the field of panels like on the stage of a theater. After receiving his doctorate Warburg studied for warburrg semesters at the Medical Mnemosune of the University of Berlinwhere he attended lectures on psychology.

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There were no captions and only a few texts in the atlas. They show how artistic work can function exactly like the visualisation of scholarly research. He even used postage stamps and promotional brochures.

Warburg als Lehrer, Views Read Edit View history. Gombrich observed in his biography of Warburg, that the Mnemosyne project could be brought to an end. The University of Chicago Press, This the first time that the research group has presented its work with and on the atlas for discussion in a broader context. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. In addition, the provenance of almost all the individual photographs is identified.

Warbutg Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Voth shared mnemsoyne knowledge of Hopi religion. And perhaps it is just the thought of this scholar, openly and insightfully presented here, that still fascinates and inspires today. From toWarburg concentrated his entire body of knowledge in this collection of images, which ultimately spanned 63 panels and encompassed almost a thousand individual pieces.


In addition, two of the total 63 panels can be exhibited for the first time since as exactly as Warburg himself had in mind: In the family returned to Hamburg, and Warburg presented the findings of his Florentine research in a series of lectures, but at first did not take on a professorship or any other academic position.

A further product of his Florentine period was his series of lectures on Leonardo da Vinciheld in at the Kunsthalle in Hamburg. During his years in Florence Warburg investigated the living conditions and business transactions of Renaissance artists and their patrons as well as, more specifically, the economic situation in the Florence of the early Renaissance and the problems of the transition from the Middle Wraburg to the early Renaissance.

warburgg Mennonite missionary Heinrich R. There he was visited by Emil Kraepelin who did not confirm the diagnosis of schizophrenia and suggested Warburg was in a mixed manic-depressive state, a diagnosis with a more positive prognosis. He did not want to be a rabbi, as his grandmother wished, nor a doctor or lawyer.

Mnemosyne Bilderatlas The Mnemosyne Atlas. Language German Description 48 pp.