27 September 2007 to 6 January 2008
For Albrecht Dürer prints were a medium in which he, more so than in painting and drawing, could make his innovative artistic work known to an audience across Europe. The Städel owns an extensive and valuable collection of Dürer’s engravings, woodcuts, and etchings, which for reasons of conservation cannot be permanently on exhibit. It was last shown more than thirty years ago.
This exhibition included all his major works and a representative survey of Dürer’s development as a printmaker and of the significance of his works for the technical and artistic evolution of engraving and woodcuts around 1500.
CURATOR: Dr. Martin Sonnabend, Städel Museum
FURTHER VENUE: Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, 6/26–9/9/2007
SPONSORED BY: Georg und Franziska Speyer’sche Hochschulstiftung