Thursday, October 8, 2020

Albrecht Altdorfer: A German Renaissance Master at the Lourve

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"Adoration des mages" by Albrecht Altdorfer, © Städel Museum - U. Edelmann - ARTOTHEK
The Bavarian artist Albrecht Altdorfer, who worked for Maximilian I, made an unparalleled contribution to the development of modern landscape painting yet he remains less well known than peers such as Cranach. This show of paintings and works on paper looks to redress the balance. Find out more from the Louvre’s website. Closely connected to humanist circles, Altdorfer was at once a highly original artist, prolifically inventive both in form and choice of subject, and thoroughly aware of the work of his German and Italian contemporaries. [More]
Christ taking Leave of his Mother (detail; c. 1518–20), Albrecht Altdorfer. © The National Gallery, London © Londres, The National Gallery