Sacred and Secular: Israhel van Meckenem & Early German Engraving

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聖なるもの、俗なるもの メッケネムとドイツ初期銅版画
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Israhel van Meckenem (ca. 1445–1503), a German copperplate printmaker active from the latter half of the 15th century through the beginning of the 16th century, was a pioneer of both printing techniques and self-promotion. Producing a massive amount of works, he rapidly earned a reputation among the elites of the day, who couldn't get enough of either his classically Christian-themed pieces or the more down-to-earth, satirical depictions that van Meckenem also specialised in. 'Sacred and Secular' consists of prints, paintings and decorative works – more than 100 pieces in total – that allow the audience to discover how the artist's techniques and themes evolved as the world around him moved from the Medieval era towards the Renaissance.

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