Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe Exhibits "Animal Still Lifes from the Renaissance to Modernism"

artwork: Jan Fyt - "Hunting Still Life With Parrot", circa 1650 - Oil on canvas - 92 x 123.5 cm. - Collection of the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe. On view in “Of Beauty and Death: Animal Still Lifes from the Renaissance to Modernism” February 19th.


Karlsruhe, Germany.- The Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe will unveil a new major exhibition that will, for the first time ever, cast the spotlight on the rich history of the genre of the animal still life, spanning from the 16th to the 20th century. “Of Beauty and Death: Animal Still Lifes from the Renaissance to Modernism”
remains on view through February 19th. Over 120 paintings, watercolours and reliefs by such famous artists as Albrecht Dürer, Peter-Paul Rubens, Jan Weenix, Jean Siméon Chardin, Francisco Goya, Édouard Manet, James Ensor, Oskar Kokoschka and Max Beckmann form a testimony of the subject’s importance. Besides works from the museum’s own collection, around 90 exquisite loans from renowned museums in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Brussels, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Munich, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna and Zurich provide insights into this fascinating pictorial world. Works from the museum’s own collection can now be viewed in a wider context thanks to the many loaned works also on display.