The death of Ekkehard may: The unforgettable makers of the art

Many remember the Cologne exhibition, "The Capriccio as a principle of Art" is still very much alive. In 1997, and Ekkehard Mai, Deputy Director of the Wallra

The death of Ekkehard may: The unforgettable makers of the art

Many remember the Cologne exhibition, "The Capriccio as a principle of Art" is still very much alive. In 1997, and Ekkehard Mai, Deputy Director of the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum and Fondation Corboud in Cologne, was managed once again to dowels as exhibition-makers into long-term memory.

Stefan Trinks

editor in the features section.

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The rare Balance to be memorable, worth seeing, yet scientifically solid, his trademark remained Look. Whether you are "the fascination of Venus. Images of a goddess of Cranach, Cabanel" their names are repeated throughout the eras, as in "highlights of the Baroque" was dedicated to or the perennial "battle of the arts. Painting and sculpture from Dürer to Daumier“.

From the University to the Museum of the Academy of history up to the monument dispute

he bows, never had a fear of Margins, and his audience always captivating updated culture a history bot, goes back to an early decision: As a young man may moved from an Assistant at the TU Darmstadt to the Wallraf-Richartz. In the last twenty years, he emerged with the painting of the nineteenth century, a theme haunting him since the seventies; other important works by Anselm Feuerbach and Andreas Achenbach, or the düsseldorf school of painting. With his book "exposures. And criticism of the Exhibitions“ of 1986, he was history to the historiographers of his profession. Exhibitions were for may instruments in the research laboratory situations for smart pictures think in theory and practice, which should generate resonances, never in a Museum is limited, however, widened intellectual horizons, rather food for thought than definitive truths.

In retirement, finally emerged as a magnum Opus to be the standard work on the German Academy history in the nineteenth century. Publications to the German national monuments, together with Winfried nerd Inger, he studied Wilhelm Kreis as a monument to architects, "between Empire and democracy," and - together with Peter Springer published - "the last of The national monument to Bismarck on the Rhine. A Monument that was never built“ are to be read in the current monument dispute more desirable than ever.

As it is only now it became known, Ekkehard Mai, who lived a very secluded, already on 31. July at the age of seventy-four years, died.

Updated Date: 12 August 2020, 05:21

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