Erotic Perspectives

Winckelmann Changes the World

Winckelmann? Who? It’s 300 years ago that Johann Winckelmann was born in Saxony. With his erotic view of antiquity, he changed the appearance of the world and continues to be style-forming even today. He is the founder of modern art history and archaeology. Freedom. Equality. Beauty – this was his key message. And it was listened to not only in revolutionary France. His most famous tweet: Noble simplicity, quiet grandeur.