Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist Catalogue
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Accompanies the Credit Suisse exhibition at the National Gallery, London, 20 November 2021 - 27 February 2022.
Dürer's Journeys is the first detailed survey of the extraordinary achievements of Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) through his career as an international travelling artist. This richly illustrated book explores Dürer's unrivalled status as an artist-entrepreneur, explorer and innovator, and latterly as a man grappling with the new Lutheran challenges to conventional religious beliefs. Bringing together a wide range of his paintings, drawings and prints, this volume explores Dürer's relations with artists from Italy to the Low Countries, as well as the phenomenon of artistic exchange in Renaissance Europe. Dürer produced some of his most beautiful and striking portraits during his travels and his powerful influence can be seen on artists including Jan Gossaert, El Greco and Giovanni Bellini. Dürer's fame as a painter, printmaker, draughtsman and designer have endured to this day, making him one of the most intriguing, vivid and influential figures of the Renaissance.
Susan Foister is Deputy Director and Curator of Early Netherlandish and German Paintings at the National Gallery, London.
Peter van den Brink is Director of the Suermondt-Ludwig Museum, Aachen.
Expert contributors include Andreas Beyer, Giulia Bartrum, Dana Cowen, Arnold Nesselrath and Larry Silver.