Gold of Colombia. Art of ancient America
April 4th – June 2nd 2014
The exhibition Gold of Colombia. Art of ancient America invites visitors to view the objects that have come out to us from pre-Hispanic world of art. Magnificent items produced by specialist artists, creators of vast universes of shapes, shines, colors and balanced rhythms. Objects made of gold, copper and alloys were used as means of manifesting power and rank and materializing cosmologies, and also as a privileged form of aesthetic expression. Ever since the Renaissance, pre-Hispanic art has been a source of admiration and inspiration for many western artists and scientists. The skills and expertise that were so evident in objects from the New Land of Gold astonished Albrecht Dürer in 16th century.