Love for detail – The model of a rider for the joust of peace
The small figure is one of the highlights of our studio exhibition “Tournament. Competition and game”. The figure was thoroughly analysed prior to the exhibition, also to dispel any doubts about its making some 500 years ago. The examination brought several surprising details to light, as the equipment of the horse comprises elements which are not existent anymore in original size. Probably intended as a toy for well-behaved boys, the figure was made in Nuremberg around 1550.
Our curator Raphael Beuing describes the unique model of a jousting man with his horse from the 16th century.
1972 Munich Olympic Games
The studio exhibition sets a cultural-historical accent within the events of the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. With this look into history, the focus is directed to parallels of major sporting events in the Middle Ages and early modern times as well as the present: From the mobilisation of crowds to the fascination of elimination battles and the corresponding shaping of the venues.