By recording unusual sights encountered throughout his travels and disseminating these via workshop practices, it’s understandable why Dürer is so prominent in art history.
How Dürer’s Travels Reveal His Voracious Appetite for Art
Albrecht Dürer always wanted to move on, to be somewhere else.
A Dürer Retrospective Celebrates His Remarkable Drawings
A show at Vienna’s Albertina reverses the more commonly held belief in art history that drawings are merely preparatory to paintings.
The Proliferation and Politics of Copies During the Renaissance
Copies, Fakes, and Reproductions challenges viewers’ assumptions that “copies” must be “fakes” and therefore “bad.”
Watch the British Museum Conserve Its Largest Print, a 16th-Century Dürer Woodcut
Albrecht Dürer’s “Triumphal Arch” is one of the largest prints ever made, and after a century on view at the British Museum, its conservation was a colossal task.
Celestial Art and Science in Albrecht Dürer’s 1515 Star Charts
The same year that Albrecht Dürer created his famous rhinoceros woodcut, the German artist also collaborated on the first star charts printed in Europe.
Staring Back: 400 Years of Portraits at the Morgan
Life Lines: Portrait Drawings from Dürer to Picasso at the Morgan Library & Museum may not venture very far beyond canonical European artists, but it uncovers richness and diversity within a circumscribed field, especially in the work of its two anchors, Albrecht Dürer and Pablo Picasso.
Relishing in the Habsburg Dynasty’s Decadent Legacy
MINNEAPOLIS — “Make love not war,” the ‘60s era anti-war slogan, could have been the official credo of the noble House of Habsburg.
From Pulp to Pop, Seven Centuries of Book Art
PARIS — Pliure (meaning “fold” in French) is a book-based small show, tastefully curated by Paulo Pires do Vale, about the artistic metamorphosis of books (those folded paper things).
In One of William Blake’s Final Works, the Engraved Trials of an Unfortunate Soul
One of the last series William Blake completed was on the woes of Job, that biblical figure tormented through a bet between God and Satan that his faith was tenuous
Albrecht Dürer, Apocalyptic Self-Publishing Pioneer
A 1511 edition of Dürer’s Apocalypsis (The Apocalypse) is just one of the many literary and artistic achievements in Marks of Genius: Treasures of the Bodleian Library now at the Morgan Library & Museum.
Single Point Perspective: Dürer’s Doomed Knight
Last week I wrote about several drawings and watercolors from the spectacular exhibition of works on paper by Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) at the National Gallery of Art, leaving aside the show’s phenomenal selection of prints. I would like to return, however, to one engraving in particular.