Durer Exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art

German artist Albrecht Dürer’s unmatched woodcuts and engravings can be seen in a beautiful new exhibition currently running in Cleveland, Ohio. Dürer’s Women: Images of Devotion & Desire at the Cleveland Museum of Art explores themes of love and power in works that reveal the artist’s contrasting vision of the traditional religious image and his more complex depiction of the woman.

 

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The Virgin with the Swaddled Child, by Albrecht Dürer, 1520, engraving; 19 1/4 x 15 1/4. Courtesy Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio.

Although Dürer was also a painter and printmaker, it is his woodcuts that helped solidify him as what many consider one of the greatest artists of the Northern Renaissance. Among the well-known works on view are the Life of the Virgin woodcut series, Adam and Eve, Nemesis, and Melencolia I.

Dürer’s Women: Images of Devotion & Desire features over fifty of his impressions and is available to view through September 28th. To learn more about this and other exhibitions, visit the Cleveland Museum of Art’s website.

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