Fitzwilliam Museum Nature and artifice in Altdorfer’s prints
Nature and artifice in Altdorfer’s prints

19th Feb - 6th May 2013

A display of groundbreaking works by German Renaissance artist Albrecht Altdorfer (c.1482/5-1538) from the collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum. Fifty-two exhibits will be on show - these include the first pure landscape prints in the history of European art, as well as other prints that depict the forested landscape of the Danube valley, and a rare series of etchings of silver vessels with elaborate ornament based on foliage forms.
 
Altdorfer is principally known as a painter and printmaker of the ‘Danube School’ whose work shows influence by artists such as Lucas Cranach and Albrecht Durer. Works by these artists, and other peers of Altdorfer such as Wolf Huber, can be enjoyed in the adjacent gallery to this display.