Friday, January 22, 2021

Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist

Image: Albrecht Dürer, 'Lot and His Daughters' [reverse], c. 1496/1499 © National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
A major exhibition devoted to German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer will open at the National Gallery in February 2021. The first significant UK exhibition of the artist’s works in such a wide range of media for nearly twenty years will show Dürer’s career as a painter, draughtsman and printmaker. Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist (13 February – 16 May 2021) will, for the first time, chronicle the Nuremberg-born artist’s journeys to the Alps and Italy in the mid-1490s; to Venice in 1505–7; and to the Netherlands in 1520–1, journeys which brought him into contact with artists and fuelled his curiosity and creativity as well as increasing his fame and influence. [More