We are very pleased to be able to offer you a new calendar in our program: The calendar of the drawing school of the State Porcelain Manufactory Meissen.
Present on the calendar market for over 20 years, the World Book has been the publishing house of this extraordinary and limited calendar since 2020, not only for lovers of Meissen porcelain.
The calendar of the drawing school of the State Porcelain Manufactory Meissen
15 sheets, of which 13 motif sheets (title and 12 months), a complete overview and a foreword by the head of the drawing school, format: 37 x 36 cm, picture printing paper 170 g/qm, spiral binding with 1-fold suspension, ISBN: 978-3-906212-44-9, publication/sales start: 26.04.2019
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THE MEISSEN SCHOOL OF DRAWING – A LIVING TRADITION SINCE 1764
Dear Friends of Meissen Porcelain,
I regularly have great pleasure in presenting you with a colourful assortment of the best work done by my pupils in the form of our School of Drawing calendar. Producing the 2020 edition was, however, a far from straightforward matter owing to the winding-up of our long-standing partner, the Meissen publishers Brück & Sohn. I was all the more thrilled, therefore, at our being able to enlist the services of a new regional partner for the project, the Weltbuch publishing house in Dresden, and in this way uphold a tradition that now stretches back more than 20 years.
The Meissen Manufactory began systematically training newcomers and passing its knowledge of the famously unique Meissen style of painting on to future generations of porcelain painters way back in 1743. Ever since the “School of Drawing” was inaugurated in 1764, however, the three-and-a-half-year course of training has first involved learning the basic principles of drawing and conducting nature studies. Porcelain painting enters the curriculum in the second year and the road to perfection is an arduous one for our students, extending far beyond the actual period of training and demanding a great deal of commitment, ambition and endurance. Indeed, a striving for perfection is, alongside the necessary talent, a crucial requisite for anyone wishing to embark on training with MEISSEN. The School of Drawing lays great store by nature studies here, a process enabling students to approach porcelain in a very personal way. They undergo intensive tutoring by the Manufactory’s training staff, moreover, by whom they are taught the basics underpinning the requisite technical and artisanal skills. A two-year stint of further training in the production workshops serves to qualify the young specialists for speedy incorporation into the exclusive painting units. This traditional method of training, one that dates right back to the earliest days of Kaendler and Höroldt, has been ensuring the continued existence of Europe’s oldest porcelain manufactory ever since. We are proud to relate that our training for Manufactory porcelain painters has formed part of the UNESCO Commission’s Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Magnificent peonies adorn the cover of the present edition of our calendar – a recent work by Maria Kurkina, decoratively drawn with a fine eye for detail. The month of May features a sculpturesque composition of fruit by Lena Gilbert entitled “Still Life with Strawberries” that literally makes one’s mouth water for the joys of summer, whereas November’s “Baking Still Life” atmospherically presages the Christmas period. Several outstanding bird and flower motifs are fitted neatly in between. The amaryllis for December, by the way, is a work of my own – a very personal contribution, as it were, to this calendar.
Here’s wishing you no end of pleasurable and informative browsing and a very successful year ahead.
© Weltbuch Verlag GmbH 2019 All rights reserved.
Drawings: Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen GmbH | Layout: LRW office, Leipzig | Printing: Druckerei Thieme, Meißen
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