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Luminous Figures

Kunstmuseum Basel

1 Feb - 26 Apr 2020

Drawings and Stained Glass Paintings from Holbein to Ringler

In the 16th century, across southern Germany and the Old Swiss Confederacy, painting directly on to small panes of glass became a tremendously popular art form. Renowned artists were commissioned to create designs, which were then executed by professional glass painters; this display brings together both preparatory drawings and finished works. Find out more from the Kunstmuseum Basel’s website.

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Banner bearer of the guild of weavers (1560), design by Ludwig Ringler.

Banner bearer of the guild of weavers (1560), design by Ludwig Ringler. Photo: P. Portner; © Historisches Museum Basel

Banner bearer of the guild of weavers (1560), Ludwig Ringler.

Banner bearer of the guild of weavers (1560), Ludwig Ringler. Photo: N. Jansen; © Historisches Museum Basel

Coat of arms of Gavin de Beaufort and Daniel Peyer

Coat of arms of Gavin de Beaufort and Daniel Peyer (1575), Georg Wannewetsch. Photo: © Victoria and Albert Museum

Coat of arms of Gavin de Beaufort and Daniel Peyer (1575), Georg Wannewetsch.

Coat of arms of Gavin de Beaufort and Daniel Peyer (1575), designed by Georg Wannewetsch. Photo: © Kantonale Denkmalpflege Basel-Stadt/Peter Sculthess

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