Sonntag, 21. Oktober 2012

Bodemuseum, Berlin: Lamentation for a Dead Prince. The Pleurants from the Tomb of Duke John the Fearless in Dijon

The exhibition in one sentence: 37 alabaster figurines made between 1443 and 1456 mourning the death of Duke John the Fearless which normally are on display at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon but will be in the Bodemuseum, Berlin until February during the period of renovation in Dijon.

I liked: the figurines. Petite, vunerable, precise and oh so sad.

I disliked: the figurines, because they look oh so sad. Not good for an empathetic person like myself.

Favorite object: The figurine that made it on the exhibition's poster. Sobb.

What about the exhibition design? Classy, as it has got to be in the Bodemuseum.

Fun fact: Nothing, too sad a topic, however there is a quite weird scene depicted in one of the paintings in the room (see fifth photo from below).

Parental advisory: Not suitable for kids. Mainly, because the figurines look sad but also because they are all on a very high pedestal.

Overall rate: A Must-See! Who knows if they will ever be shown outside of Dijon again!


Lamentation for a Dead Prince, The Pleurants from the Tomb of Duke John the Fearless in Dijon

Bodemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Am Kupfergraben 1
10178 Berlin

Opening Hours
Mon closed
Tue 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wed 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thu 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Fri 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sun 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
admission ticket
8,- EUR reduced admission 4,- EUR 

Texts in English available
Link to the page of the exhibiton.

Edit: I nominated this exhibition as the exhibition of the year 2012, for more Info, click here .

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