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Staatsgalerie Stuttgart Opens Hans Holbein Exhibition

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart is now showing Hans Holbein the Elder’s: The Grey Passion after a thorough and elaborate restoration, in an exhibition of the artist’s work, open through 20.3.2011.

The restoration of The Grey Passion was begun in 2008 and subsidised to the tune of €400,000 by a special fund in the Baden Wurttemberg budget, it is the largest conservation and restoration project undertaken by the Staatsgalerie to date.

Hans Holbein the Elder executed his Grey Passion, consisting of twelve panels, between 1494 and 1500.

Holbein was born in Augsburg, Bavaria and died in Isenheim, Alsace. He and his brother Sigismund Holbein painted religious works in the late Gothic style. Hans the Elder was a pioneer and leader in the transformation of German art from the Gothic to the Renaissance style. He was also a woodcut artist and an illustrator of books, and was a church window designer.

Image: Hans Holbein, Graue Passion, Christus vor Pilatus, zwischen 1494 und 1500, ölhaltige Mischtechnik auf Fichtenholz, 89,4 x 87,4 cm, Leihgabe der Landesbank Baden-Württemberg.

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
Konrad-Adenauer-Str. 30 – 32
70173 Stuttgart
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