Albrecht Dürer, “The Nemesis,” circa 1501 02, engraving, 13 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

The Cincinnati Art Museum recently unveiled a major exhibition of prints by arguably the medium’s greatest practitioner: Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528).

In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s ground-shaking act of protest in Wittenberg, Germany, the Cincinnati Art Museum has mounted “Albrecht Dürer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance.” On view November 17 through February 11, the exhibition explores the impact of the Italian Renaissance and the Reformation through the prints of Dürer and his contemporaries. It follows the development of Dürer’s genius from his apprenticeship through the eve of the Reformation. What’s more, the exhibition offers insights into his innovative use of printmaking, his patrons, and humanistic friends.

Albrecht Dürer, “St. Jerome in His Study,” 1514, engraving

To learn more, visit the Cincinnati Museum of Art.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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