Albrecht Dürer, the Wizard of Engraving

Albrecht Dürer, the Wizard of Engraving
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After more than five-hundred years since his first visit to Italy, Albrecht Dürer returns to the country where, for the first time, he felt proud to be an artist. Among the greatest engravers of all time, the German master is now protagonist of an unforgettable event in the historic Palazzo Cicogna to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Salamon Gallery. On display, a precious selection of 15 engravings with several of the artist’s masterpieces - The Knight, Death and the Devil, Saint Jerome in His Cell and the iconic Melencholy I, together known as the Meisterstiche Tryptych. Highlighted are the naturalistic details and a maze of allegorical meanings, united with the virtuosity of an experimenter full of curiosity that found his highest form of expression in the art of engraving. The first to comprehend the communicative power of replicable art, Dürer offered an unusually vast public an original synthesis of the cultural ferment of the times - the new ideas of the Protestant Reformation, but also his great interest for nature, as well as medicine, mathematics, warfare techniques and philosophical themes which enflamed debates among humanists. Thanks to his engravings, the popular sphere became great art as well with scenes of farmers, wayfarers and knights and ladies of lesser lineages in vivacious quotidian scenes rife with details.

Francesca Grego - © 2018 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano