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An exhibition not to be missed: this is the first major retrospective dedicated to the German Renaissance master Hans Baldung Grien (1484/85 - 1545) since 1959, which also took place at the Kunsthalle in Karlsruhe. Curated by Dr. Holger Jacob-Friesen, Dr. Julia Carrasco and Dr. Johanna Scherer, this monumental exhibition amasses over 200 works across the unusually wide range of medium Baldung worked in. Having trained in Dürer's workshop in Nurenberg, Baldung is technically well versed and became one of the most original and distinctive artsists of his time, which was undoubtedly formed by his fascination with witchcraft and the supernatural. Important loans from London, Paris, Prague, Madrid, Vienna, Basel, New York, Florence, Warsaw and Copenhagen are present, in addition to the works from the Kunsthalle's permanent collection.

Hans Baldung Grien
Nativity (Geburt Christi), 1539
oil on panel
103 x 77 cm.
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, karlsruhe

Hans Baldung Grien
Two Witches (Zwei Hexen), 1523
65.3 x 45.6 cm. 
oil on panel
Städel Museum, Frankfurt

Hans Baldung Grien
Sleeping Groom and a Witch (Der behexte Stallknecht), ca. 1534
woodcut 
34 x 20 cm.
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe

Hans Baldung Grien
Madonna with Parrots (Maria mit Kind und Papageien), ca. 1533
oil on linden panel
91.5 x 63.3 cm.
Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg

Hans Baldung Grien
Naked Young Witch and Fish-shaped Dragon (Nackte junge Hexe und fischgestaltiger Drache), 1515
Charcoal heightened with white on primed brown paper
29 x 29 cm. 
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe

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