Curator gives a tour: »Wheels that Move the World«
with Paulus Raine
Meeting point: Vestibule
Around 1600, the ideal cabinet of curiosities would reflect the visible world and its principles. It was supposed to show pre-eminent human accomplishments such as clocks, automatons and scientific instruments, which combined art and technology and illustrated the progress for instance in mechanics. The tour includes seminal artworks oscillating between the quest for knowledge and the belief in machinery, presenting them as examples for the interaction between art and science in the age of Mannerism.