Albrecht Dürer

From 20. September 2019

With its nearly 140 works by Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528), the ALBERTINA Museum is home to the world’s largest and most important collection of drawings by this artist. The present exhibition also includes valuable international loan works in order to present Dürer’s drawn, printed, and painted oeuvres as equally great artistic achievements. And with reference to the distinctive works on exhibit, this exhibition also offers insights into the latest research findings.

The works by Albrecht Dürer at the ALBERTINA Museum are of particular interest in terms of the collection’s history: their provenance can be traced back to the year of the artist’s death in an unbroken line. The museum thus holds a group of works from the artist’s own workshop that have been together for nearly 500 years. Prominent here are Dürer’s family portraits, his famous studies of animals and plants, and his head, hand, and clothing studies on colored paper. The ALBERTINA Museum’s Dürer collection thus offers the ideal starting point from which to reconstruct the activities of Dürer’s workshop and also explore this artist’s personal, early humanist notion of art.

On view from 20 September 2019 until 6 January 2020.

Image Gallery – 16 Images
Albrecht Dürer | Betende Hände,1508 | © Albertina, Wien
Albrecht Dürer | Betende Hände,1508 | © Albertina, Wien
Albrecht Dürer | Der Flügel einer Blauracke, um 1500 (oder 1512) | © Albertina, Wien
Albrecht Dürer | Wing of a Blue Roller, ca. 1500 (or 1512) | © Albertina, Vienna


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