A major artist of the German Renaissance, Albrecht Altdorfer, is the start of this exhibition starting in October at the Louvre.
Albrecht Altdorfer was a painter, draftsman and printmaker in Regensburg throughout the German Renaissance. Although his work was diverse, he is much less renowned than the other masters of his generation such as Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach and Hans Baldung Grien. He remains however highly original, with close connection to humanist circles and inventive in form and subject.
Organised in conjunction with Vienna’s Albertina Museum, this exhibition aims to acquaint the public with the rich diversity of Albrecht Altdorfer’s work. Organised in chronological order and by theme in the context of the German Renaissance, there are also features on major commissioned pieces by the Emperor Maximillian, to Altdorfer’s gold and silver smithery and of course his pioneered genres- landscape and architecture.