The Age of Reformation and Renaissance

Dürer is widely known as the best artist of the Northern Renaissance and one of many most interesting printmakers of all time. This exhibition spans practically his complete profession, from his early works as an unbiased grasp by the tip of his life. It highlights the most important themes of his artwork, such because the Apocalypse and the Ardour, and his curiosity in nature, linear perspective, and very best human proportions. Dürer lived within the affluent metropolis of Nuremberg through the introduction of the Protestant Reformation, and the exhibition explores how the non secular turmoil affected each the artist and his artwork.

“Already by the point he was thirty years previous, Dürer had change into probably the most well-known artist in Europe, which is very notable as a result of he was a up to date of Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael,” says Frist Artwork Museum curator Trinita Kennedy. He achieved fame primarily along with his prints, which had been reproduced in multiples and bought extensively.

“Cheap, transportable, and mass produced, prints had been a brand new medium of communication and an accessible artwork type that aided the unfold of knowledge and data through the Renaissance, very like the web in our personal instances,” says Kennedy. “Through the use of his AD monogram as a way of declaring the authorship of photographs, Dürer can also be a key determine within the improvement of contemporary concepts of authorship and copyright.”

Organized chronologically, the exhibition begins with an summary of Dürer’s coaching and early travels after which focuses on the opening of his workshop, his main works, and his later travels to Italy and the Netherlands. The exhibition concludes with a research of Dürer’s final decade and legacy.

The exhibition consists of prints from 5 main devotional books by Dürer: the Apocalypse, the Giant Ardour, the Lifetime of the Virgin, the Small Ardour, and the Engraved Ardour. It additionally options Dürer’s best Renaissance nudes—Nemesis (The Nice Fortune) and Adam and Eve—plus excellent exemplars of all three Grasp Engravings: Knight, Demise, and the Satan; Melencolia I; and St. Jerome in His Examine.

To supply historic context, works by Dürer’s predecessors, contemporaries, and followers are additionally on view, in addition to maps and a timeline. A video produced by the Frist Artwork Museum with native artists explains the three most necessary printmaking strategies utilized by Dürer: engraving, etching, and woodcut. A seek-and-find exercise encourages guests of all ages to have enjoyable trying intently at Dürer’s prints to find a menagerie of animals inside.


Thursday, November 12                                              
Curator’s Perspective Offered by Kristin L. Spangenberg, curator of prints, Cincinnati Artwork Museum
5:30 p.m.                                                                            
Free; registration required                                         
Register right here 

German artist Albrecht Dürer is widely known as one of many most interesting printmakers of all time. Study extra about him and about Albrecht Dürer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance with Kristin L. Spangenberg, the exhibition’s organizer. This program might be introduced on Zoom.

Spangenberg serves as curator of prints on the Cincinnati Artwork Museum (CAM). She has greater than 45 years of expertise in her area. Spangenberg earned her bachelor’s diploma from the College of California at Davis and a grasp’s diploma from the College of Michigan. She is a member of the Print Council of America, the American Historic Print Collectors Society, and the Circus Historic Society. Spangenberg has lectured on many subjects, together with Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, and Frank Duveneck. She has written catalogues for a lot of of CAM’s exhibitions on prints, drawings, and pictures. Her essay “Frank Duveneck and the Etching Revival” might be revealed this yr, along side CAM’s presentation of Frank Duveneck: American Grasp.

Exhibition Credit score

Organized by the Cincinnati Artwork Museum

Supporter Acknowledgment

Supporting sponsor: The Anne and Joe Russell Household

The Frist Artwork Museum gratefully acknowledges the assist of our Picasso Circle members in funding this exhibition.

The Frist Artwork Museum is supported partially by the Metro Nashville Arts Fee, the Tennessee Arts Fee, and the Nationwide Endowment for the Arts.

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Concerning the Frist Artwork Museum

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Frist Artwork Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit artwork exhibition middle devoted to presenting and originating high-quality exhibitions with associated instructional packages and group outreach actions. Positioned at 919 Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tenn., the Frist Artwork Museum presents the best visible artwork from native, regional, nationwide, and worldwide sources in exhibitions that encourage folks by artwork to have a look at their world in new methods. Info on accessibility could be discovered at Gallery admission is free for guests ages 18 and youthful and for members, and $15 for adults. For present hours and extra info, go to or name 615.244.3340.   

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