Lecture Series - Dürer at Home and Abroad
October 12, 2021
If you are unable to attend the live sessions, do not worry - all those who register will automatically be sent copies of the lectures to view in your own time (from around four hours after they take place).
Dürer at Home and Abroad
Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) needs little introduction: ambitious painter, superb portraitist, sensitive observer of nature, the first writer on art theory north of the Alps, but above all, the greatest graphic artist of the Renaissance. His exploitation of the new medium of print – aesthetic, technical and entrepreneurial – gained him fame and fortune. Through his many self-portraits, drawings, watercolours and writings he affords us glimpses into his personality and preoccupations, rare for a Renaissance artist. Whether painting views of the Italian Alps, braving storms to see a beached whale in Zeeland, or recording his reactions to Aztec treasures seen in Brussels, his curiosity and zest for life are manifest in his art and writings.
This series of three webinars – conceived to complement the National Gallery’s long-awaited exhibition Dürer’s Journeys – will explore Dürer’s life and work, both at home in Nuremberg and abroad, encompassing his youthful travels in the Rhineland as a journeyman-artist, his trips to Italy as an established painter and printmaker, and his journey of 1520-21 to the Netherlands at the height of his fame.
Paula Nuttall is an art historian specialising in the Renaissance. She gained her PhD at the Courtauld Institute, on artistic relations between Flanders and Italy, a field in which she is an international authority. She began her lecturing career at the British Institute of Florence. Paula is Course Director of the V&A Medieval and Renaissance Year Course, and an Associate Lecturer at the Courtauld. She also lectures for the Arts Society (formerly NADFAS), the Royal Collection and the Art Fund. In 2013 she co-curated the exhibition Face to Face: Flanders, Florence and Renaissance Painting at the Huntington Art Collection in California and collaborated on the 2020 exhibition Van Eyck: an Optical Revolution at Ghent. Her numerous publications include From Flanders to Florence: the Impact of Netherlandish Painting, 1400-1500 (Yale University Press, 2004) and a chapter on the Northern Renaissance for the Oxford Illustrated History of the Renaissance.
Format for Lectures
Paula will give three one-hour illustrated lectures for £29.
You will not need to download any software and the lecture will work in any browser. For the best experience use a desktop or laptop - but it will also work on an iPad or similar tablet.
We hope you enjoy the recording.
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