26 of June 2010 to 8 of August 2010 – Dudenin Public Art Gallery
Albrecht Dürer is considered one of the greatest printmakers of all time, admired for his technical brilliance and innovation, and for his bold imaginative approach. His work was inspired by the social and religious upheavals of the Protestant Reformation, by classical stories, and by his own interpretation of Biblical texts. Dürer bridged the gap between the Gothic tradition of art in northern Europe and the new ideas of the Renaissance in the south, and drew on both influences in his printmaking. In his woodcuts and engravings he used ‘dynamic calligraphy’ – complex combinations of curved lines that swelled and tapered, and defined light and shade, and surface texture. His system of cross-hatched lines convincingly depicted shape and form, giving the human body a sculptural quality. This exhibition features 26 works from Albrecht Dürer and seven other distinguished German print makers. Developed and presented by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa  Map

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