ein Maler in seiner Werkstatt
© SKD, Foto: Hans-Peter Klut
In order to minimise the spread of the coronavirus all museums of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden remain closed until 20 April 2020.

Changing Perspectives. The Kupferstich-Kabinett in dialogue with the collections of SKD

Of the fourteen museums belonging to the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, the Kupferstich-Kabinett is home to the largest collection. More than half a million works on paper are kept safely in its stores: drawings,
photographs and prints ranging from the late fourteenth century to the present. Its inexhaustible riches are a conduit to each of the other museum‘s collections. The Kupferstich-Kabinett thus defines itself as their beating heart.

  • DATES 23/04/2016—29/05/2016

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Changing Perspectives presents several of these correspondences. One object from each of the Dresden museums has been invited into dialogue with one or several works of the Kupferstich-Kabinett. This informal assemblage juxtaposes famous masterpieces with little known works, and objects of utility or documents of historical value with autonomous works of art. Highly refined and theoretically sophisticated compositions may be found beside workshop sketches, studies and reproductions.

The comparisons aim at looking at these works from numerous vantage points, thus allowing different perspectives and questions to emerge. These connections, at times overt, at times hidden, show that there is yet more to discover in the Kupferstich-Kabinett than preliminary drawings and
reproductive prints. Changing Perspectives invites visitors
to explore the vibrant dialogue between Dresden’s collections at a single place.

ein junges Mädchen verkleidet als Stierkämpfer
© SKD
Franz von Stuck, Tochter Mary als spanischer Stierkämpfer, 1907/1915 Öl auf Lindenholz

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