Beautiful Mind: A Gem for Cranach

20.05.2016 to 28.08.2016
Kunstgewerbemuseum

With the exhibition 'Beautiful Mind: A Gem for Cranach', beginning on 20 May, the Berlin Kunstgewerbemuseum presents an exhibition of contemporary jewellery design inspired by jewellery from the era of Cranach the Younger. In May 2014, on the 500th anniversary of Lucas Cranach the Younger's birth, the Kunststiftung of Saxony-Anhalt announced a national competition. The competition sought contemporary artistic interpretations of jewellery worn by Cranach the Younger, his wives, sons, daughters, as well as the contemporaries he portrayed. Some 146 artists entered the competition, representing each of the federal states of Germany. The 51 works selected for exhibition offer a broad perspective on contemporary artistic work from across Germany.

Of the large number of prize-worthy entries that bore a special relationship to Cranach the Younger in both content and form, the jury selected three winners: The first prize went to Bettina Dittlmann from Breitenbach, Bavaria; the second prize to Beate Eismann from Halle, Saxony-Anhalt; the third prize to Svenja John from Berlin.


Their work, alongside 48 other pieces, forms the exhibition 'Beautiful Mind: A Gem for Cranach'. Conceived of as a travelling exhibition, it was shown first in the Lutherhaus in Wittenberg, and afterwards in the Schmuckmuseum in Pforzheim.

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