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The Young Dürer: Drawing the Figure

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The Young Dürer: Drawing the Figure

17 October 2013 - 12 January 2014

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One of the greatest artists of the Northern Renaissance” ★★★★ The Telegraph

The exhibition at The Courtauld Gallery, held 17 October 2013 – 12 January 2014, brought together early figure drawings of the great German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer.

The Young Dürer concentrated on the artist’s journeyman years (c. 1490-96), during which he travelled widely and was exposed to a range of new influences.

The exhibition explored how Dürer reinvented artistic traditions through an ambitious new approach to the figure rooted in the study of his own body.

This show gathered outstanding early works by Dürer as well as rare drawings and prints by his contemporaries, many of which have never been seen in the United Kingdom.

Selected Works

Albrecht Dürer Three studies of the artist’s left hand (recto), c. 1493-94 Pen and ink Albertina, Vienna
Albrecht Dürer
Three studies of the artist’s left hand (recto), c. 1493-94
Pen and ink
Albertina, Vienna
Albrecht Dürer Mein Agnes (My Agnes), c. 1494 Pen and ink Albertina, Vienna
Albrecht Dürer
Mein Agnes (My Agnes), c. 1494
Pen and ink
Albertina, Vienna
Albrecht Dürer Self-portrait (verso) (detail) c. 1491-92 Pen and ink Graphische Sammlung der Universität, Erlangen
Albrecht Dürer
Self-portrait (verso) (detail) c. 1491-92
Pen and ink
Graphische Sammlung der Universität, Erlangen
Workshop of Master E.S.  Young woman holding a tendril, c. 1470 Pen and ink Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Workshop of Master E.S.
Young woman holding a tendril, c. 1470
Pen and ink
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
AN1271959001 Martin Schongauer;
Martin Schongauer A Foolish Virgin in half-length, c. 1470-1482 Engraving © The Trustees of the British Museum, London


 

Special accompanying display

Antiquity Unleashed: Aby Warburg, Dürer and Mantegna

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