Art History Course: Albrecht Dürer and His Time presented by Jim Womack

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Thursday December 10

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11:00 AM  –  12:00 PM


Art History Course: Albrecht Dürer and His Time

presented by Jim Womack, art historian and retired Jackson Family Chair of Visual and Performing Arts, Montgomery Bell Academy


December 10

Classicism and the Natural: Master Engravings and the Entrepreneur


What does Dürer bring back home from his first and second visits to Italy—especially from his time in Venice? How do Dürer’s travels shape his conception of himself and his role as an artist?In this session, participants will learn more about the influence of both classical art and the philosophy of humanism on Dürer’s printmaking and painting practices. The role of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, as Dürer’s patron will be discussed.