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Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer: <EM>Portrait of Barbara Dürer</EM>, geb. Holper, 1490Germanisches Nationalmuseum, NürnbergPhoto: Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg
Albrecht Dürer: Portrait of Barbara Dürer, geb. Holper, 1490
Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg
Photo: Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg
Albrecht Dürer
FRANKFURT  •  Städel Museum  •  Ongoing
Frankfurt's Städel Museum presents Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) – presumably the most important artist of the German Renaissance – in a comprehensive special exhibition. The show encompasses more than 280 works, including some 200 by Dürer himself. It features the German master’s oeuvre in the full breadth and diversity of the artistic means of expression he employed. Panel and canvas paintings, drawings, prints made with various printmaking techniques, and books written and illustrated by Dürer are all on view. Dürer’s on-going exploration of the works of German, Netherlandish and Italian artist colleagues is one of the central themes of this Old Master exhibition in Frankfurt, which places his works and their emergence in their historical context. To this end, works by forerunners, contemporaries and pupils such as Martin Schongauer, Hans Baldung Grien, Hans von Kulmbach, Jacopo deʼ Barbari, Giovanni Bellini, Joos van Cleve or Lucas van Leyden enrich this major exhibition project. Through this form of contextualization, light is shed not only on the artistic quality of Dürer’s oeuvre and the particular creative power it radiates, but also on the decisive contribution he made to the emergence of Northern European Renaissance art. The show unites loans from many of the world's most prominent art collections, for example the National Gallery in London, the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the Paris Louvre, the British Museum in London, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, the Uffizi in Florence, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

Städel Museum Website

Contact: Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie
Durerstrasse 2
Frankfurt D-60596
Tel: (49) 69 605 09 80

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