New release: In “Twelve Paintings“, Tal Sterngast explores the contemporary relevance of the Old Masters

Blog entry from 12/04/2020

Source: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio: Amor Vincit Omnia, 1602
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio: Amor Vincit Omnia, 1602
Copyright: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders

In her book Twelve Paintings: Excursions in the Gemäldegalerie of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – released 7 December 2020 through Hatje Cantz-Verlag – the author Tal Sterngast takes a closer look at selected works from the collection in her own, refreshing and subjective way. Sterngast analyses masterpieces by Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Vermeer through the lens of contemporary social and art-criticism discourses, revealing that the Old Masters still have a great deal to say to us today.

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