Portrait of a disabled Man – Schönwiese’s Documentary awarded!

[“Bildnis eines behinderten Mannes”*, Maler unbekannt, 16. Jahrhundert; Öl auf Leinwand, 135 x 110 cm; Schloss Ambras, Österreich]

Resulting from his research project “Das Bildnis eines behinderten Mannes” (= Portrait of a disabled man), which also included the similar entitled exhibition at Schloss Ambras (Austria) and Book**, Volker Schönwiese recently presented a 45 min. documentary, which was now awarded at Canada`s first international disability film festival‘.  

* The picture is one of the first known pictures showing a disabled person, that is presented in a way of a personal portrait.

More infos on the original picture at wikipedia:



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