Art Inspiring Music: Italian Renaissance Oct 23, 5:00pm Kemper Art Museum

The Clarion Brass Quintet, the Washington University Chamber Choir, and faculty from the Department of Music will perform works from the Italian Renaissance including antiphonal brass favorites of Giovanni Gabrieli and vocal masterworks of Palestrina.

October 23, 2017 – 5:00pm
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum


The rise of printmaking in Europe in the early fifteenth century facilitated major transformations in visual culture. Serialized images began to circulate on an unprecedented scale, extending beyond the confines of palaces or churches to reach new audiences of artists, collectors, and connoisseurs. Renaissance and Baroque Prints: Investigating the Collection surveys the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum’s substantial holdings of prints from the late fifteenth to eighteenth centuries. Highlights include work by major innovators of the medium of printmaking such as Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) and Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669) as well as Daniel Hopfer (c. 1470–1536), Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480–c. 1530), and Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778).

Printmaking during the Renaissance and Baroque eras served a wide variety of purposes. As part of the Renaissance in Northern Europe, such artists as Dürer developed sophisticated techniques and subject matter that elevated the print to an important art form in its own right. Prints also played an integral role in the growing fascination with classical antiquity that was a hallmark of the Renaissance era, fueled in part by the proliferation of printed images depicting ancient sculpture and buildings that were disseminated throughout Europe. In the Baroque era printmaking continued to flourish as Rembrandt and others experimented with new techniques and dramatic expressive effects that lent an emotional immediacy to traditional religious scenes. Printmaking also served as a medium that reflected imagined worlds, as in the fantastic architectural scenes of Piranesi.

Renaissance and Baroque Prints: Investigating the Collection offers a unique opportunity to study the Museum’s rich collection of works on paper, much of which has rarely been shown. A variety of printmaking techniques are represented by the works on view, including woodcuts, engravings, and etchings, complemented by a selection of drawings from the same period. The display is conceived as a catalyst for new research on these works through a series of public talks with faculty, students, and curators specializing in this area.


Image credit: Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528), St. Anthony Reading, 1519. Engraving, 3 13/16 x 5 9/16″. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. Gift of Dr. Malvern B. Clopton, 1930.

The exhibition is curated by Allison Unruh, associate curator.

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Italian green energy for Budweiser beer production

Apart from producing the well-known Budweiser beer the American group of companies Anheauser Busch controls also Leffe and Stella Artois brands.

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Apart from producing the well-known Budweiser beer the American group of companies Anheauser Busch controls also Leffe and Stella Artois brands. This year the US beer giant signed an agreement with the Italian energy company Enel Green Power for the green energy supply in the USA. The production of the Budweiser beer in will become completely “green” until the 2025.

Enel Green Power will assign a part of the Thunder Ranch wind energy plant to the production purposes of Anheauser Busch. The supply will reach 152,5 megawatt once the collaboration starts. It is not ruled out that the American company will require even more green energy from the Italian supplier to use it for the production of other brands’ products that belong to the corporation.

The Thunder Ranch wind Energy plant will produce about 610 gigawatt of energy per year for Anheauser Busch. This amount is enough to produce more than 20 billion steins of beer (or 7 billion litres) a year.

Budweiser beer launches a green trend among beer lovers in America

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The agreement will let the American corporation to substitute up to 50% of annual electricity consumption with the energy from renewable sources. The energy generated by the Thunder Ranch wind Energy plant is enough to cover the energy consumptions of 50000 American families. It will reduce the CO2 emission by more than 400000 tons per year. The same amount can be saved by taking 85000 cars away from the roads every year.


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