‚Kunstkennerey‘ is a German word for connoisseurship that was popular in the 19th century. Connoisseurship denotes an ability to judge an artwork in terms of technique, quality, originality and dating, which is developed through practical training, a broad education as well as thorough research and market expertise.
"ein fruchtendes Blumenstaeubchen Kunstkennery" [Friedrich von Matthisson (1815): Sämtliche Werke: Erinnerungen. Wien. S.66] 'Kunstkennerey' is gained with passion and persistence. It will grow like a flower. I found my passion in graphic arts of the 18th, 19th and early 20th century, lithography in particular.
'Kunstkennerey' is composed of close examination, therefore being an interaction with the artwork. In its essence, it is also defined by the interaction with stakeholders of the art market including galerists, scientists and collectors. My aim is to connect these actors and to excel in 'Kunstkennerey'.