The Impact of the Reformation on the Visual Arts of Europe - from Dürer to Vermeer I: Martin Luther and German Art in the Wake of the Reformation
Aneta Georgievska-Shine, professor of art history, University of Maryland
When Martin Luther called for a re-examination of the role of religious images in 1517, artists responded in a variety of ways. Some of them became champions of the Reformation and abandoned the representation of Holy figures. Others were far more ambivalent, adjusting their approach to religious narratives in subtle and often cryptic ways. This lecture looks at these diverse responses, focusing on Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach, and Hans Holbein.
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