Focus on: Albrecht Dürer

Course Dates: 20/11/22 - 27/11/22
Time: 10:30 - 13:00
Location: Online
Explore the life, works, and legacy of one of the most innovative German artists of his time: Albrecht Dürer. See how he assimilated the art of Venice into his style and exploited the possibilities of print.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00

Course Code: VB441

Sun, day, 20 Nov - 27 Nov '22

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

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What is the course about?

As a Northern European artist, Albrecht Dürer was aware that developments taking place in Italy and especially in Venice were fundamentally changing the look of painting. Not satisfied with studying from prints, he set off to experience these developments for himself and brought back to the north a number of innovations and changes that the humanists in his native city of Nuremberg embraced. In doing so he not only secured his earlier reputation as a printmaker but also as a great painter and became one of the first German artists to write about the study of art for future generations to learn from.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

The prints and paintings of Albrecht Dürer
• The influence of the Venetian Renaissance on Durer’s work
• Dürer’s influence on later artists
• Dürer’s contemporaries including Matthias Grünewald and Lucas Cranach the Elder.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Describe at least three key features of the paintings and prints of Albrecht Dürer
• Give an example of how Venetian Renaissance art influenced Dürer
• Compare and contrast German Renaissance art with its southern counterpart.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is suitable for all levels.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety informationas well as basic functions of Zoom, specifically microphone and camera.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught by lecture with slide images and you will be invited to participate in group discussion. There will be handouts provided by your tutor; these handouts will be available digitally via a Google Classroom. You will be invited to join the Google Classroom within a week of your course start date.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You might wish to purchase a notebook for taking notes. You might wish to buy some of the books on any reading list provided.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

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Leslie Primo

Leslie Primo has spent more than 15 years giving lectures to the general public at the National Gallery for the Information and Education departments. During this time he graduated with a degree in History of Art and an MA in Renaissance Studies from Birkbeck, University College of London. In his studies he specialised in early Medieval and Renaissance studies, including, Italian Renaissance Drawing, Art and Architecture in Europe 1250-1400 Art and Architecture in Europe 1400-1500, Medici and Patronage, Narrative Painting in the Age of Giotto, and the work of Peter Paul Rubens focusing on his paintings of the Judgement of Paris, and Greek Myth in paintings. He is also an accredited Art Society lecturer.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.