Nature and artifice in Altdorfer’s prints
A display of groundbreaking works by German Renaissance artist Albrecht Altdorfer (c.1482/5-1538) from the collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum. Fifty-two exhibits will be on show - these include the first pure landscape prints in the history of European art, as well as other prints that depict the forested landscape of the Danube valley, and a rare series of etchings of silver vessels with elaborate ornament based on foliage forms.
Altdorfer is principally known as a painter and printmaker of the ‘Danube School’ whose work shows influence by artists such as Lucas Cranach and Albrecht Durer. Works by these artists, and other peers of Altdorfer such as Wolf Huber, can be enjoyed in the adjacent gallery to this display.
Tue 19 February 2013 to Mon 6 May 2013
Charrington Print Room