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Credit: Courtesy of the Loeb Art Center

Prints of Renaissance Printmaker Albrecht Dürer’s on display at Loeb Art Center

The basement of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center (FLLAC) holds an expansive collection of art that is not regularly displayed in the museum—from paintings and sculptures to a restored Egyptian mummy. But this month, thirty-five of the FLLAC’s Albrecht Dürer prints have emerged from behind the scenes to be featured in a special Prints and Drawings Galleries exhibit, ending December 24.

Dürer (1471-1528) was one of the foremost printmakers of the Northern Renaissance. His art reflects his keen interest in ancient and Classical texts, which he encountered despite his limited education through conversations with scholars in his native Nuremburg, Germany. Dürer’s prints often depict portraits of such scholars, along with allegorical figures, saints and biblical figures, and Classical deities.

December 2009

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