Courtauld exhibition concentrates on Dürer’s early days

Date Posted: 01/08/2013

The Young Dürer: Drawing the Figure, an exhibition focussing on the early figure drawings of Renaissance artist Albrech Dürer, will run at the Courtauld Gallery in London from 17th October to 12th January.

The exhibition examines how Dürer reinvented established artistic traditions through an ambitious new approach to the figure rooted in the study of his own body.

The Young Dürerfeatures outstanding early works by the artist as well as rare drawings and prints by contemporaries, many of which have never been seen in the United Kingdom. They include some of the masterpieces of early German art.

Visiting the Courtauld Gallery as part of a school visit

The Courtauld Gallery boasts a wide-ranging programme of Art History, cross-curricula and art practice activities for schools and colleges.

The gallery also offers a range of workshops, talks, outreach and projects that can be tailored to fit with your current study theme or curriculum. Gallery workshops and talks are available from Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 5pm.

Teachers must pre-book for their school group.

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Pictured: Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) The Prodigal Son, c. 1495-96 Pen and ink, 215 x 220 mm (Photo credit: British Museum, London, Inv. SL, 5218.173).

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