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Albrecht Altdorfer: A German Renaissance Master

Musée du Louvre, Paris

1 Oct 2020 - 4 Jan 2021

The Bavarian artist Albrecht Altdorfer, who worked for Maximilian I, made an unparalleled contribution to the development of modern landscape painting yet he remains less well known than peers such as Cranach. This show of paintings and works on paper looks to redress the balance. Find out more from the Louvre’s website.

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Triumphal Procession  (c. 1512–15), Albrecht Altdorfer and workshop. © The Albertina Museum, Vienna

Triumphal Procession  (c. 1512–15), Albrecht Altdorfer and workshop. © The Albertina Museum, Vienna

Landscape with Spruce Tree (c. 1522), Albrecht Altdorfer. Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

Landscape with Spruce Tree (c. 1522), Albrecht Altdorfer. Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. © Berlin, BPK, dist. RMN-Grand Palais/Jörg P. Anders

Gobelet aux fleurs de muguet (c. 1520-25), Albrecht Altdorfer.

Design for a goblet decorated with lilies of the valley (c. 1520-25), Albrecht Altdorfer. © Musée du Louvre, Paris, dist. RMN – Grand Palais/Philippe Fuzeau

Christ taking Leave of his Mother (c. 1518–20), Albrecht Altdorfer. © The National Gallery, London

Christ taking Leave of his Mother (c. 1518–20), Albrecht Altdorfer. © The National Gallery, London