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Albrecht Dürer - Woodcut Cycles

Ausstellungsstrasse 60
8005 Zürich
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Pfingstweidstrasse 94
8005 Zürich
The two woodcut cycles of the Apocalypse (1498) and the Great Passion (1511) demonstrate Albrecht Dürer’s (1471–1528) exceptionally skillful handling of this medium. Using a special cross-hatching technique, with which he manages to elicit the finest details from the wood, Dürer succeeded at producing delicate compositions of stunning inventiveness. He thus elevated printed graphics to the artistic level of painting. Dürer is not without reason referred to as a Renaissance master.