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Phantastic Worlds – Painting on Meissen Porcelain and German Faiences of Adam Friedrich von Löwenfinck (1714-1754)

Project organizer:
Porzellansammlung

Outline:
Adam Friedrich von Löwenfinck was one of the most famous and talented ceramics painters of the 18th century. He began his career at the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory and later worked at the majolica manufactories in Bayreuth, Ansbach, Fulda, Höchst and Strasbourg-Haguenau. Following his already great accomplishments in Meissen, he had a long-lasting impact on ceramics painting at the manufactories where he later worked and his style influenced many other 18th-century European manufactories. On account of the lack of artist’s signatures, there is much controversy surrounding his oeuvre and in the 1960s, in particular, it was the source of heated debate in the specialist literature. This research project aims to conduct a more thorough investigation of the biography and works of Adam Friedrich von Löwenfinck.

Intended results and aims:
Publication in 2014
Exhibition in the Porzellansammlung (1 October 2014 - 22 February 2015)

Duration:
2011-2013

Financing:
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
with the support of Freundeskreis der Dresdner Porzellansammlung im Zwinger e.V.

Project manager:
Dr. Ulrich Pietsch

Contact:
Ulrich.Pietsch@skd.museum

  • Adam Friedrich von Löwenfinck, Vase with yellow fond and fabulous beast, Meissen, c. 1735, Porcelain, H: 42 cm, diam. 21 cm; Porzellansammlung, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, photo: Jürgen Lösel
 - Bild öffnet sich in einer Vergrößerungsansicht.
  • Adam Friedrich von Löwenfinck, Back of the vase with yellow fond and fabulous beast (detail), Meissen, c. 1735, Porcelain, H: 42 cm, diam. 21 cm; Porzellansammlung, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, photo: Jürgen Lösel - Bild öffnet sich in einer Vergrößerungsansicht.