IN ARTIBUS Foundation presents an exhibition of engravings by glorified French master Jacques Callot (1592/93 – 1635). Seventy etchings, owned until recently by Albertina in Vienna, and one drawing by a renowned French master have been provided to the foundation by Moscow collectors.
Callot’s art features honesty and as consequence, persuasiveness of visual images, becoming not only a mirror of his time, but also an inspiration source for many generations of artists, writers and musicians.
Despite the fact, the master’s works occupy an honorable niche in the history of art, the presented exhibition is not academic. Its subtitle – capriccio, sends us to the freest genre of Modern times art has the same treatment in music, paintings and graphics.
Jacques Callot is the main, but not the only hero of the exhibition. Besides engravings from well-known series Balli di Sfessania (1621), Big Disasters of War (1633), Big Passions (1618) and Small Passions (1624) works of other artists will complement the visual row. Graphic works by Joos de Momper, Rembrandt, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Jacques-Louis David, Théodore Gericault, Honoré Daumier will be displayed at the exhibition.
The second equal participant of the exposition is the writer and composer Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, whose words from the essay Jacques Callot (1814) are taken out in the name of the exhibition. Hoffman’s texts and music aim not to explain Callot’s art, clear without words, but serve its peculiar sound and literary equivalents.
IN ARTIBUS Foundation
Prechistenskaya Embankment, 17
Dates of the exhibition: May 28 – August 23, 2015