Apocalypse. Dürer – Lebenstein – Majka

Warsaw Archdiocese Museum

The exhibition presents three cycles of illustrations for the Apocalypse of John, created by Albrecht Dürer (1496-1498), Jan Lebenstein (1985) and Artur Majka (2018-2019). Although the artists worked in different times and circumstances, they illustrate the same text – The Apocalypse of John, one of the most mysterious, fascinating and important writings of biblical culture.

The juxtaposition of these three series makes it possible to establish a dialogue between them – and while they seem to be very different, comparing them makes us aware of the common inspiration and cultural codes, crossing time and borders. At the same time, it also emphasizes the originality of each artist, interpreting the same subject in such a different way, according to their own style and understanding of the text (each of them uses a different translation) and finally the period when they were created.

Exhibition from May 29th ’till September 30th, 2019.

Opening on May 28th.