by David H. Price, professor of religious studies, Jewish studies, history, and history of art, Vanderbilt University
Nothing is more central in the art of Albrecht Dürer than the Bible. In fact, the Northern Renaissance movement came to life as he created a new way of visualizing the Bible in his engravings and woodcuts. This lecture will invite reflection on how he portrayed the Bible as one of the great monuments of classical antiquity and also explore this question: Did Dürer’s art transform the substance of the Bible? The discussion, presented on Zoom, will focus on major works in the exhibition Albrecht Dürer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance.
David H. Price is a leading expert on Albrecht Dürer. He has written widely on the history of early modern Europe, in particular on Renaissance visual art, the history of the Bible, and Christian-Jewish relations. He is the author of nearly one hundred articles and books, including Albrecht Dürer’s Renaissance: Humanism, Reformation, and the Art of Faith (University of Michigan Press, 2003), Johannes Reuchlin and the Campaign to Destroy Jewish Books (Oxford University Press, 2012) and, most recently, In the Beginning Was the Image: Art and the Reformation Bible (Oxford University Press, 2021).