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The Apocalypse

In the late 15th and early 16th centuries, Albrecht Dürer’s extensive work in printmaking helped transform the medium into a fine art form. His woodcuts, etchings, engravings, drawings, and paintings focus largely on religious iconography: Major motifs included Adam and Eve and the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, though Dürer incorporated Renaissance-era ideas of perspective, proportion, and mathematics into his compositions. Dürer learned artmaking from his father, who worked in Nuremberg as a goldsmith, then apprenticed under local artist Michael Wolgemut. Dürer is considered one of the greatest artists to emerge from the Renaissance, and his work belongs in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Louvre, the National Gallery in London, the Museo del Prado, and the Uffizi.

Collected by major museums
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, J. Paul Getty Museum, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum , Cleveland Museum of Art
Selected exhibitions
2019
Selections from the Department of Drawings and Prints: Leonardo da VinciThe Metropolitan Museum of Art
2018
The Renaissance NudeJ. Paul Getty Museum
2015
Might and Glory. Dürer in the Emperor’s ServiceStatens Museum for Kunst
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Das Sonnenweib und der siebenköpfige drache (The Apocalyptic Woman), 1511

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14 2/5 × 10 4/5 in
36.7 × 27.4 cm
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Chicago
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The Apocalypse

In the late 15th and early 16th centuries, Albrecht Dürer’s extensive work in printmaking helped transform the medium into a fine art form. His woodcuts, etchings, engravings, drawings, and paintings focus largely on religious iconography: Major motifs included Adam and Eve and the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, though Dürer incorporated Renaissance-era ideas of perspective, proportion, and mathematics into his compositions. Dürer learned artmaking from his father, who worked in Nuremberg as a goldsmith, then apprenticed under local artist Michael Wolgemut. Dürer is considered one of the greatest artists to emerge from the Renaissance, and his work belongs in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Louvre, the National Gallery in London, the Museo del Prado, and the Uffizi.

Collected by major museums
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, J. Paul Getty Museum, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum , Cleveland Museum of Art
Selected exhibitions (3)
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