21 Feb-21 June. Works loaned to Milan from 40 collections.
Milan’s Palazzo Reale is hosting an exhibit on Dürer and the Renaissance between Germany and Italy, recording the high period of the German Renaissance and its opening toward the rest of Europe.
The exhibition counts 130 works by the Nuremberg artist Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), including 12 paintings, three water-colours and some 60 drawings, etchings, books and manuscripts showing the technical, semantic and iconographic innovation of his work.
Alongside Dürer’s works, significant pieces by his German contemporaries Lucas Cranach, Albrecht Altdorfer, Hans Baldung Grien, Hans Burgkmair and Martin Schongauer show the developments at the time, along with examples from Italian graphic artists from Milan and Venice like Tiziano, Giorgione, Andrea Mantegna, Leonardo da Vinci, Giovanni Bellini and Andrea Solario.
Some 40 Italian and international collections, from Germany, Netherlands, Britain, Spain and Portugal, have contributed with loans to illustrate this golden era of art history. The exhibition also reveals the artistic links between north and south Europe at the end of the 15th and early 16th century, and the religious and spiritual debate underlying Dürer’s masterpieces.
Entry to the exhibition costs €9, with concessions available. It is open on Mondays 14.30-19.30 and on all other days from 09.30 to 19.30, as well as up to 22.30 on Thursday and Saturday.