This course examines the life and work of Albrecht Dürer in the context of Northern European art of the late fifteenth and the sixteenth centuries. Taking Trinity's copy of the Nuremburg Chronicle as its starting-point, the course explores developments in both printmaking and painting during this period. Topics such as the challenge of the Reformation, the discovery of the Americas, and the impact of Italian art, are explored through the work of Dürer, his contemporaries, and his followers, including Grünewald, Cranach, and Holbein. The class will include a field trip to study Dürer prints at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin. (Also listed as GRST 3444.)(Offered occasionally.) Prerequisite: Completion of one course in Art History, or sophomore standing, or consent of instructor.
4 credits
Upper Division
The Interdisciplinary Clusters | The Medieval and Renaissance World
Approaches to Creation and Analysis | The Humanities
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