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Albrecht Altdorfer. Master of the German Renaissance

90 min visit

Louvre Museum
1 Oct → 4 Jan 2021
Mon, Thu, Sat & Sun from 9 am to 6 pm. Nocturnal Wed and Fri until 9:45 pm. Closed Tue.

« Discover the little-known work of this German Renaissance painter, who established himself as a master with Dürer and Cranach »

Does the name Albrecht Altdorfer mean anything to you? Less known than Dürer or Cranach, he is nevertheless a master of the German Renaissance! In order to finally present him to the French public, the Louvre is dedicating an exceptional monograph to him for the new season. Organized in close collaboration with the Albertina in Vienna, it looks back at the richness and diversity of the work of the German painter, draftsman and engraver, active in Regensburg in the 16th century. Close to humanist circles and familiar with contemporary Italian and German creations, Altdorfer nonetheless demonstrates a capacity for formal and iconographic invention. The exhibition chronologically traces his work by constantly linking it to the historical and artistic context: the illustration of the Book of Hours of Emperor Maximilian, the creation of his masterpiece The Battle of Alexander for William IV of Bavaria, but also his pioneering role in certain genres such as goldsmith's art or landscape as an autonomous theme. The exhibition thus plunges us into the heart of a Renaissance with an innovative yet little-known vision. A must see!


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