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Hans Baldung-Grien
 
 
 
born c. 1484, Schwabisch Gmünd, Württemberg [Germany]
died 1545, Imperial Free City of Strasbourg [now Strasbourg, Fr.]

painter and graphic artist, one of the most outstanding figures in northern Renaissance art. He served as an assistant to Albrecht Durer, whose influence is apparent in his early works, although the demonic energy of his later style is closer to that of Matthias Grunewald.

His work is extensive and varied. It ranges from religious paintings and secular portraits to designs for tapestries and stained glass. He is noted for representations of the Virgin Mary, in which he combined landscapes, figures, light, and colour with an almost magical serenity. His portrayals of age, on the other hand, have a sinister character and a mannered virtuosity. His best known work in painting is the High Altar of the cathedral at Freiburg im Breisgau, Ger., for which he also designed the stained-glass choir windows.

Baldung-Grien's paintings are equalled in importance by his extensive body of drawings, engravings, and woodcuts ofan intense vitality. The Totentanz (“dance of death”) and the “death and the maiden” theme occur frequently in his graphic works. An early supporter of the Reformation, he executed a woodcut in which Martin Luther is protected by the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove.

Baldung-Grien was a member of the Strasbourg town council, as well as official painter to the episcopate. His works also appear in the church at Elzach and the museums of Basel, Karlsruhe, Cologne, Freiburg, and Nurnberg.

 
 
 



Portrait of a Young Man with a Rosary
1509
Oil on panel, 51,4 x 36,8 cm
Royal Collection, Windsor




Virgin and Child in a Room
1516
Oil on wood, 47,9 x 36,6 cm
Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg



St Sebastian Altarpiece
1507
Oil on wood, 121,2 x 78,6 cm (central panel), 121,5 x 32 cm (each wing)
Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg






Adoration of the Magi
1507
Oil on wood
Staatliche Museen, Berlin







Rest on the Flight to Egypt
c. 1514
Oil on wood, 48,5 x 38,6 cm
Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg







St John at Patmos
c. 1515
Oil on wood, 87,3 x 75,6 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York







Mater Dolorosa
c. 1516
Wood, 153 x 46 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest






Mater Dolorosa (detail)
c. 1516
Wood, 153 x 46 cm (full panel)
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest




Count Christoph I of Baden
1515
Wood, 47 x 36 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich





The Mass of St. Gregory
1511

 
 
 
 

The Trinity and Mystic Pietà
1512
 
 
 
 


Maria mit dem schlafenden Kind
1509






Virgin of the Vine Trellis
Panel
Musée de l'Oeuvre de Notre Dame, Strasbourg







The Lamentation of Christ
c. 1518
Lime panel, 141,3 x 96 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin







The Lamentation of Christ (detail)
c. 1518
Lime panel
Staatliche Museen, Berlin




Kopf eines Greises
1519
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

 
 
 
 


Nativity
1520
Oil on wood, 105,5 x 70,4 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich






Mucius Scaevola
1531
Lime wood, 98 x 68 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden




Count Philip
1517
Wood, 41 x 31 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich







Portrait of Ambroise Volmar Keller
1538
Oil on lime panel
Musée de l'Oeuvre de Notre Dame, Strasbourg




Pyramus & Thisbe
1530
oil on panel
Gemaldegalerie, Berlin




Retrato de una dama
1530

 
 

 
 
 
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