The Hamburg cultural scientist Aby M. Warburg (–) was a pioneer of the modern study of art and visual culture. Before the First World War, he made. In December , Warburg started to compose a work in the form of a picture atlas named Mnemosyne. In Aby Warburg began his picture atlas „Mnemosyne“ – he, his method and its use in visual studies stood fairly alone. Working with photographs was by no.

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But once again, Warburg took his time to move and re-arrange and explain, and so only a few number of photographs has been taken from the different walls, which are preserved in the archive of the Warburg Institute in London. In DecemberWarburg started to compose a work in the form of a picture atlas named Mnemosyne. He also did not cultivate close relations with art critics and artists, for his time was fully devoted to reading, writing, and travelling.

Aby Warburg was born in Hamburg in as the first heir of a Bank that had played a central role in pre-war imperial Germany. The Renewal of Pagan Antiqutiy.

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The Renaissance is characterized not only by the use of these antique patterns, but also by the fact that they can always be distinguished by both their gestures and their accessories from their environment on the painting e. The University of Chicago Mnemoosyne, It is entirely built on Internet technology and can be consulted through the www. In the family returned to Hamburg, and Warburg presented the findings of his Florentine research in a series of lectures, but at first did not take on a professorship or any other academic position.

Warburg used his “laboratory of the mind” so he said to cure the world from the ignorances of its heritage, making the reader in his lecture room a “patient” to be cured from narrow-mindedness, from the defects of western culture and psychic dependence. This is the first article where Warburg turns his results enthusiastically into a political statement on the situation of art and cultural studies.


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Kulturelle Transfers um und in der Gegenwart. One of the masters of the literary art of collecting was Heinrich Heine, who used the title Salon for the composition of his own compound texts, thus offering his prose, poems and dreams, so to speak, to the wandering eyes of a museum visitor.

Cinzia Fratucello and Christina Knorr, Ferrara The Remembrance of Things Past. Symbol, Pictures and Survey. At the end offirst parts of the publication are presented to visitors of the KBW. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte R Against the resistance Aby Warburg met with from his relatives, he forced through his plans to study art history.

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The lines of conflict run through the very people involved — and through the works. Whereas such an endeavour is only possible with the support of innumerous contributors, the post-encyclopaedic atlas is often engendered by the obsession of a single author and based on his own collection gathered together over decades. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Il cosmo incantato di Schifanoia. Art historical material for a developmental physiology of the pendulous movement [ Pendelgang ] between stating a cause [ Ursachensetzung ] by mnenosyne of images and doing this by means of signs.

Warburg described himself as: The works can be explained only by combining philological and visual analysis. At the heart of his research was the legacy of the Classical World, and the transmission of classical representation, in the most varied areas of western culture through to the Renaissance. Nevertheless, he never became an intellectual star like, for instance, Sigmund Freud or Mnemosyen Nietzsche who are so well-known even outside the university.

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He discussed it via the diary entries with Getrud Bing, but he is not satisfied with the first attempts which read: It consisted of 40 wooden panels covered with black cloth, on which were pinned nearly 1, pictures from books, magazines, newspaper and other daily life sources.

For the exhibition at the ZKM, all sixty-three of the panels were reconstructed in their original dimensions, two with the original pictorial material. Instead of moving in front of the pictures in the space of a museum, the audience, during listening to the lecture, could, with their eyes, wander from one table to the other and visually move around between the images on each board, up and down, left and right, back and forth.


To a certain degree, of course, he didn’t need to.

In wafburg, the provenance of almost all the individual photographs is identified. And the space inhabited by immediate resemblances becomes like a vast open book; it bristles with written signs; every page is seen to be filled with strange figures that intertwine and in some places repeat themselves.

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Architektur, Einrichtung xby Organisation, Hamburg: Aby Warburg showed an early interest in literature and history and the second eldest son, Max Warburg went into the Hamburg bank, younger brothers Paul and Felix also entered banking. Death of the redeemer. This is only possible when connecting all entries by hypertext in a quasi three-dimensional way. Mennonite missionary Heinrich R.

From to he studied the sources of these pictures at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence. And how can the relation of Pathosformel and Astrology be shown in a single exhibition concept?

During his years in Florence Warburg investigated the living conditions and business transactions of Renaissance artists and their patrons as well as, more specifically, the economic situation in the Florence of the early Renaissance and the problems of the transition from the Middle Ages to the early Renaissance.

There he argues that certain human capacities — he talks mainly of the mimetic faculty – which in the phylogenetic and ontogenetic prehistory were directed to the outer world i. This situation changed when, maybe by accident, scholars and biographers in the United States, in England, France and Germany, started re-reading his texts after the war and realized how much it had to to with all of mnemosjne single disciplines.