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Fall 2017
Jan 18, 2018
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ARTH 426 - Durer
The seminar will be an intensive introduction to the art of  Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) and to some of the staggering range of  interpretive effort it has attracted. Dürer's work as a painter,  printmaker, publisher, and theorist established him as one of the  most influential artists of the western tradition. His impact was  immediate and widespread, and has taken many shapes since the  sixteenth century. 

      One of the appeals of Dürer for modern observers is the  breadth and depth of his engagement with any number of historical and  intellectual spheres. We will, for example, consider his work with  regard to religion (changing devotional currents, the fledgling  Reformation, etc.); local culture (German identity, gender relations,  witchcraft, humanism, etc.); international travel and  'publicity' (mainly in Italy and the Netherlands); radical  reformulation of the very idea of the artist as a unique individual  (via self portraiture and the distribution of monogrammed prints,  etc.); and other dimensions. 

      The seminar does not require students' previous study of  Dürer, but some coursework in Renaissance and later art history, or  in related fields, will be a significant help. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Art & Art History Department

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