presented by Jim Womack, art historian and retired Jackson Family Chair of Visual and Performing Arts, Montgomery Bell Academy

What does Dürer bring back home from his first and second visits to Italy—especially from his time in Venice? How do Dürer’s travels shape his conception of himself and his role as an artist? In this session, participants will learn more about the influence of both classical art and the philosophy of humanism on Dürer’s printmaking and painting practices. The role of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, as Dürer’s patron will be discussed. 

This is the second of a three-part introductory art history course. Learn more about the remaining course:

December 17
The Later Years and the Rise of German Art: Reformation and Renaissance

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