Saints and Monsters: Prints by Albrecht Dürer

April 25, 2015 to March 13, 2016 | Level 2

Saints and Monsters: Prints by Albrecht Dürer explores works in the DMA's collection by the Renaissance German artist Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528). Dürer left a profound mark on the course of art history through his contributions to the field of printmaking. He elevated the relatively new print medium, made possible by new technologies, by establishing innovative technical standards and formulating original iconographic models that would be repeated by many generations of artists. Deeply religious, Dürer’s work often depicts saints or spiritual scenes while other prints featured terrorizing monsters, which served as warnings for those who did not follow Christian teachings. 

Focus Installation
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