News from our contributors / Netzwerk Alchemie

We are happy to welcome a new addition to our website: In her article Rubens’ Portrait of Paracelsus, Teresa Esposito points out Rubens’ connections to the philosophical aspects of alchemy such as the imitation of nature and the principles of generation, represented in his painting of the famous physician and alchemist Paracelsus.

We are also looking forward to a future addition to the virtual exhibition’s Room VI (Materielle und spirituelle Kultur der Alchemie): Alfred Reichenberger and Christian-Heinrich Wunderlich (Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie Sachsen-Anhalt in Halle [Saale]) are going to contribute an article on the Wittenberg alchemical findings (Alembik, Retorte, Dreieckstiegel – Alchemical instruments and tools).

Furthermore, Berit Wagner held a presentation at the 10th annual meeting of the Netzwerk Alchemie which took place on October 9 and 10 in Gotha. Under the title Matthäus Merian d.Ä. und die Bebilderung der Alchemie. Projekt, Forschungsperspektiven und Virtuelle Ausstellung, she elaborated on our project’s varied components.