Albrecht Dürer and Leonardo da Vinci compared in Anghiari

01.07.2021 09:00 - 22.08.2021 18:00
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From 1 July to 12 August, Albrecht Dürer and Leonardo da Vinci compared in Anghiari, in the Museum of the Battle. Some of the most famous Renaissance graphic works are on display. Knights, saints, myths in a selection of precious engravings including burins and woodcuts, from an important Milanese collection recently donated to the Museo della Battaglia. It is an opportunity to highlight the influence of Leonardo's studies in Dürer's work, with admirable comparisons between subjects such as "the great horse" of the German master and the famous fight of knights known as the Battle of Anghiari.

Some of the most famous Renaissance graphic works are on display. Knights, saints, myths in a selection of precious engravings including burins and woodcuts, from an important Milanese collection recently donated to the Museum of the Battle and Anghiari. It is an opportunity to highlight the influence of Leonardo’s studies in Dürer’s work, with admirable comparisons between subjects such as the German master’s “big horse” and the famous knights fight known as the Battle of Anghiari, witnessed on the occasion by the extraordinary burin seventeenth-century by Edelinck, another great virtuoso of engraved art. A significant journey on Dürer’s sixteenth-century graphics that influenced the art of the peninsula up to the entire seventeenth century, with his accurate descriptions of landscapes and animals.

There are many citations of Dürer’s works, for example in Dosso Dossi, Correggio, Parmigianino, but the German master’s work abounds with references to the major Italian Renaissance artists, including Mantegna, including the masters of proportions and perspective. Twenty graphic works are on display, selected from the most relevant, in order to create a path on the thought and representation of the man at arms between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, with their saints, literature, inspiring biblical figures. A selection of works that dialogues with the historic center of Anghiari and with its peculiar urban feature, all developed in the years in which Dürer matured his experience as an engraver of European fame and spread his art in the most important collections of the time.

Free accompanied visits From 4 July 2021, accompanied visits to the exhibition “Albrecht Dürer. Knights, Saints, Myth” every Sunday with fixed departure at 11.00.

For information and reservations: museobattaglia@anghiari.it Opening hours every day: 9: 30-13: 00/14: 30-18: 30 Tickets Full € 4.00 Reduced € 2.00 Young people aged 18 to 25 Touring members Free Club Under 18s; people with disabilities; touristic guides; teachers; university teachers and students; journalists; ICOM members; Edumusei card Tel. +39 0575 787023

Albrecht Dürer and Leonardo da Vinci compared in Anghiari

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