Durer's Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist

Monday, February 22, 2021 (All day)


Time:        10:30 for 11:00 – 3:30     
Venue:      Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, WC1N 3AT
Lecturer:   Clare Ford-Wille
Cost:        £38 (including coffee and biscuits)
On 12th July 1520, seven years before he died, Dürer embarked on a last extensive journey, this time to the Netherlands, and the National Gallery is planning an exhibition exploring this and Durer's other earlier journeys in this first exhibition for a generation. He had already travelled extensively in his earlier career, crossing the Alps twice to Venice.  A fascinating journal survives of his last journey as well as two sketchbooks of exquisite silverpoint drawings. This study day will be an opportunity to illuminate Durer's journeys, the places he visited, the patrons and artists he met, as well as the resulting paintings, drawing and prints which this great renaissance artist produced as a result.