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Ambiguity and Feminine Authority in Albrecht Dürer’s Prints of Women
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Location: Recital Hall Carolyn and Jack Lampl Jr. Family Recital Hall
About The Event
German artist Albrecht Dürer’s allegorical and mythological prints of women frequently reflect his interest in Italian Renaissance humanism, a cultural movement embraced by his Nuremberg circle of friends that emphasized the study of classical literature and individualized critical thought. The identification and meaning of some of these prints, especially those featuring female nudity, are particularly nuanced and complex. Focusing on works from Dürer’s Women: Images of Devotion & Desire, Guest Curator Dr. Dana E. Cowen discusses how Dürer’s depictions of feminine authority in his more esoteric prints served as vehicles for larger moral, philosophical, and intellectual concepts.