Image: Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) Recto: Woman’s Public Bath; Verso: A Decorated Column, Podium and part of an Architrave, 1516, Pen and light brown ink © The Devonshire Collections. Reproduced by kind permission of Chatsworth Settlement Trustees

Dürer made two important trips to Italy, from 1494 to 1495 and again from 1505 to 1507. The first visit kindled Dürer’s earliest interest in classical antiquity and the human form, specifically the nude, and by the second trip his drawings and engravings were achieving great renown. Indeed large numbers of Italian artists would draw upon them for inspiration, from Cima and Carpaccio to Lotto, Titian, and Raphael. Our lecture looks at the close relationship between Dürer and his Italian contemporaries, with reference to a number of loans in the forthcoming exhibition Lines of Beauty: Master Drawings from Chatsworth.

Siân Walters is an art historian and director of Art History in Focus. In addition to teaching at the National Gallery and the Wallace Collection, she also lectures for The Arts Society and leads specialist art tours abroad. Siân was a lecturer at Surrey University for many years and has worked in France and Venice. Her specialist areas of research are 15th and 16th-century Italian painting, Spanish art and architecture, and Flemish and Dutch painting.

Thurs 1 July 2021, 7.00pm - 8.00pm
£10 Adults ● £8 Lightbox Members

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