Dürer's Fame: Free Exhibition

Scottish National Gallery, 9 June to 11 October 2011

Dürer’s Fame
Scottish National Gallery
9 June to 11 October 2011 | Scottish National Gallery | Admission free
Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) was the most important artist of the Northern Renaissance and one of the most celebrated artists of all time. Dürer’s Fame showcases a selection of around thirty prints, drawings and paintings from the National Galleries of Scotland’s collection, including the iconic prints Melancholy, Saint Jerome in his Study and Knight, Death and the Devil.

As well as featuring a selection of Dürer’s magnificent prints, this display also includes contemporary and later copies of his work, shown alongside imitations and a likely forgery, as well as portraits and works that reflect Dürer’s art.

In addition to famous examples by Italian and Netherlandish artists, the exhibition includes works by Scottish artists John Runciman (1744-1768/69) and William Bell Scott (1811-1890), and also considers Dürer’s continuing relevance in the 21st century.

The accompanying publication has been made possible by Martin Adam and William Zachs and is kindly supported by the German Consulate General, Edinburgh. [Read More]