HAA 157K - The Age of Albrecht Dürer





Joseph Koerner

Wednesdays, 3:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Albrecht Dürer became the world’s first world-famous artist largely because he invested his talent in the new medium of print.  Multiplying his work a thousand fold and disseminating it (on sheets of paper) to innumerable viewers in multiple locations, print made Dürer the first beneficiary of “distance viewing” and, thus, a perfect topic for “distance learning” forced on us by the current pandemic.  Looking together, creatively, at this artist’s fascinating and enduring oeuvre — all available online — we will explore the wider cultural dynamics of Renaissance and Reformation that underlay the making, and the breaking, of art.