Dagmar Korbacher is curator of Italian, French and Spanish art before 1800 at the Kupferstichkabinett of the State Museums in Berlin. Before joining the museum in 2010, she worked at the National Museums in Berlin, Christie’s in Amsterdam, the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg and the university of Eichstätt, where she earned her PhD in 2005 with a dissertation on Arcadian imagery before Giorgione. Her exhibitions at the Kupferstichkabinett include “Arcadia—Paradise on Paper. Landscape and Myths in Italy” (2014); “On the edge of reason. Print series in the age of enlightenment” (2012); “The connoisseur in the museum: Max J. Friedländer” (1867–1958) (2008). [January 2015]

Poetic Printmaking: Arcadia and the Engravings of Giulio Campagnola

Fig. 1. Giulio Campagnola, St. Jerome reading in a landscape with a group of buildings (ca.1500–15), engraving, 13.6 x 12.3 cm. ©Trustees of the British Museum.

Arcadia, the poetic land of shepherds living in pristine simplicity in harmony with nature, found its first true visual representation in Venetian art of the first two decades of the 16th century. It may seem surprising that these pastoral idylls should have enjoyed such lasting literary and artistic success in a city so uniquely defined by water. Read More