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

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Thursday December 3

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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 3

From the Early Woodcuts to 1504: Jubilee Year and the Possible End of the World


What prepared and helped Albrecht Dürer to become unique in his field? In this class, participants will learn about the Northern Renaissance and what distinguishes it from the late medieval era that preceded it. Artists such as the Limbourg brothers and Jan van Eyck will be considered in terms of their legacies as Dürer’s predecessors. The city of Nuremberg as a major center for printing and publishing will also be discussed.