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Private conducted group tours in the Gemälde Galerie and the Alte Nationalgalerie can be booked at any time. The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin will be happy to receive your enquiries at Tel: 030/266-3666, Fax - 3670, fuehrungen@smb.spk-berlin.de.

My tours are conducted in cooperation with Ms Tanja Domentat M.A. As an art historian she has specialised in the historic development and stylistics of picture frames. She has many years of excellent experience with group and individual conducted tours including at the Besucherakademie der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin.


* The conducted tours will continue in 2012 *


*2009*

Offered as part of the Summer Course at the Akademie der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin:

"The Art of the Picture Frame" (Course 28/SS 09)

Wednesday, 01.07.2009, 10.30-12.00 in cooperation with Ms Tanja Domentat MA.


Conducted Tours in the Gemäldegalerie

Saturday at Eleven
on 23 May and on 20 June 2009, 11am - 1pm

"Old Masters, old Craftsmanship - Painting, Gilding, Framing"

Knowledge of the traditional techniques of craftsmanship is an essential prerequisite for the restoration of centuries old painting and picture frames. In many cases even today work is performed according to the same rules.

The conducted tour is intended to draw the attention of the visitor to inconspicuous technical and artistic details and assist in answering many questions: Is this an old or perhaps even the original frame? Has there been subsequent changes or retouching of the picture? Is the gilding old or new? Is the paint only "yellowed" or "bloomed"? Is the preparatory drawing visible to the naked eye or only by using infra-red technology and how does the technique of Baroque painting differ from that of Renaissance painting?

In our conducted tour we invite the visitor to observe and to discuss these questions and also to examine the harmony between the picture and its frame, for the two should always form an aesthetic unity.

With Tanja Domentat M.A., Art Historian and Sabina Schröter, Restorer for Polychrome Wooden Objects & Gilder.

Place: Gemäldegalerie, Matthäikirchplatz 4, 10785 Berlin, Tel.: 030/2662951


*2008*

Date: 08 November 2008

The Picture and Its Frame - a Brief Introduction to Stylistics (Part 1)

The question what is the right frame for a painting has preoccupied artists and collectors for centuries. Thus there are preferred forms for certain genres such as the oval for a portrait or the diptych and triptych for altar paintings. But the "right" gilding or choice of veneer are also helpful criteria. A gilder and an art historian display selected examples from the 13th - 16th centuries and invite the members of the tour to participate in a discussion of the aesthetics of the picture and its framing.

Date: 06 December 2008
The Picture and Its Frame - a Brief Introduction to Stylistics (Part 2)

The question what is the right frame for a painting has preoccupied artists and collectors for centuries. Thus there are preferred forms for certain genres such as the oval for a portrait or the diptych and triptych for altar paintings. But the "right" gilding or choice of veneer are also helpful criteria. A gilder and an art historian display selected examples from the 17th - 19th centuries and invite the members of the tour to participate in a discussion of the aesthetics of the picture and its framing.

With Tanja Domentat M.A., Art Historian and Sabina Schröter, Restorer for Polychrome Wooden Objects and Gilder

Cost of the Conducted Tour: 6.00 Euro

Gemäldegalerie, Matthäikirchplatz 4, 10785 Berlin, Tel.: 030/2662951


Thursdays, 6pm - 7pm:

Thursday, 07.08. / 14.08. / 21. 08. / 28. 08. 2008

"Master Craftsman - Gilding and Decoration in Painting and Picture Framing". In this conducted tour a gilder and an art historian provide insights into the various techniques of decoration and gilding in painting and picture framing. Selected works from the 13th to the 19th centuries are introduced. Particular emphasis is placed on examples which permit examination of the diverse co-existent techniques employed. Is gold a mystic symbol? How, for example, is the "gold brocades" on the saints' garments produced in the painting of the mediaeval period? What does sgraffito or pastiglia mean? Does the painted composition extend to the frame?

07.08.2008: The Art of Gilding (Part 1) from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance 14.08.2008: The Art of Gilding (Part 2) from Baroque to the 19th Century 21.08.2008: The Art of Decoration (Part 1) Veneer, Intarsia, Wood Carving on Frames 28.08.2008: The Art of Decoration (Part 2) Engraving, Etching, Pastiglia

With Tanja Domentat M.A., Art Historian and Sabina Schröter, Restorer for Polychrome Wooden Objects and Gilder.

Gemäldegalerie, Matthäikirchplatz 4, 10785 Berlin, Tel.: 030/2662951


Sunday 18.5.08 & Sunday 25.5.08, 2pm - 3pm

Place: Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Bodestr. 1-3, 10178 Berlin

Topics

"A Brief Introduction to the Study of Picture Frames Part I" Frames of the 1st Half of the 19th Century.
"A Brief Introduction to the Study of Picture Frames Part II" Frames of the 2nd Half of the 19th Century. (Cultural historical aspects and developments and the techniques employed by craftsmen and restorers are illustrated from examples of 19th century picture frames).

Presenters
Tanja Domentat M.A., Art Historian and Sabina Schröter, Restorer for Polychrome Wooden Objects and Gilder.

Presentations

Presentations in conjunction with the Exhibition "Macht und Freundschaft" (Power and Friendship), Berlin-St. Petersburg 1800-1860.

Sunday, 20.04.2008, 11am - 6pm Informational Presentations on Gilding in the Lichthof
Sunday, 04.05.2008, 11am - 6pm Informational Presentations on Gilding in the Lichthof

Martin-Gropius Bau, Niederkirchenstrasse 7, 10963 Berlin


Sunday 09.03.08 & Sunday 16.03.08, 2pm - 3pm

Place: Alte Nationalgalerie Berlin, Bodestr. 1-3, 10179 Berlin

Topics:
"A Brief Introduction to the Study of Picture Frames Part I" Frames of the 1st Half of the 19th Century.
"A Brief Introduction to the Study of Picture Frames Part II" Frames of the 2nd Half of the 19th Century. (Cultural historical aspects and developments and the techniques employed by craftsmen and restorers are illustrated from examples of 19th century picture frames).

Presenters
Tanja Domentat M.A., Art Historian and Sabina Schröter, Restorer for Polychrome Wooden Objects and Gilder.


Sunday 13.01.08 & Sunday 20.01.08, 2pm - 3pm

Place: Alte Nationalgalerie Berlin, Bodestr. 1-3, 10179 Berlin

Topics:
"A Brief Introduction to the Study of Picture Frames Part I" Frames of the 1st Half of the 19th Century.
"A Brief Introduction to the Study of Picture Frames Part II" Frames of the 2nd Half of the 19th Century. (Cultural historical aspects and developments and the techniques employed by craftsmen and restorers are illustrated from examples of 19th century picture frames).

Presenters
Tanja Domentat M.A., Art Historian and Sabina Schröter, Restorer for Polychrome Wooden Objects and Gilder


*2007*

Saturday, 13.10.07 11am "Historical Picture Frames - Art and Craftsmanship" (Part 1: 13th - 16th Century) Saturday, 20.10.07 11am "Historical Picture Frames - Art and Craftsmanship" (Part 2: 17th - 19th Century)

Presenters
Art Historian Ms Tanja Domentat, M.A. & Sabina Schröter, Restorer for Polychrome Wooden Objects and Gilder

Gemäldegalerie, Matthäikirchplatz 4, 10785 Berlin, Tel.: 030/2662951

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