From October 23. 2013 to February 2, 2014
It is very rare to have the opportunity to see all together as many works by Albert (1471-1528), one of the major artists of the Renaissance. The show will encompass more than 280 works, including some 200 from Dürer many as prints, the art form the gold gilder’s son excelled in as well as a beautiful selection of paintings. It will feature the German master’s oeuvre in the full breadth and diversity of the artistic means of expression he employed. Panel and canvas paintings, drawings, prints made with various printmaking techniques, and books written and illustrated by Dürer will all be on view. Dürer’s on-going exploration of the works of German, Netherlandish and Italian artist colleagues will be one of the central themes of this Old Master exhibition in Frankfurt, which will place his works and their emergence in their historical context. To this end, works by forerunners, contemporaries and pupils such as Martin Schongauer, Hans Baldung Grien, Hans von Kulmbach, Jacopo de? Barbari, Giovanni Bellini, Joos van Cleve or Lucas van Leyden will enrich this major exhibition project.
Albert Dürer was a pioneer of copyright and mail order sales as well as salesmen and a favorite of the princes.
The anecdote of Rudolf II having a company of men on foot carrying :”The Feast of the Rosary” from Venice to Prague remains well known. Dürer was a virtuoso not only of portraits but of natural history (his Hare is a universal best-seller), an illustrator of painted glass and a writer. The panels of the famous Heller altarpiece have been brought together for this event while works by his contemporaries (Lucas de Leyde, Bellini or Schongauer) help the viewer to better understand his restless genius, which in his famous Melancholy delivers a manifesto of Western neurosis.