Lectures / 16/11/2009 7:30 pmBody?
Linzer Beauties 09 – Outstanding examples in the visual arts
The beauty of the ladies in Linz was extolled and generalized in literary effusions from the 16th century onwards. The best known pictorial representations of the “beauty from Linz” – J. Waldherr’s engraving (1810) and a photograph by August Sander (1905) – date back 200 and 100 years. Presenting a reinterpretation of the prototypical portrait of Linzer beauties another 100 years down the road, Irene Andessner adds a contemporary chapter to the historical iconography. The new portrait, which was created under the impression of a culturally revitalized and architecturally revamped Linz, bears the names of 111 women that are supposed to symbolically represent the total number of women in Linz. It will be projected on to the City Light screens of Linzer Werbering during the autumn of the city’s Culture Capital Year.