Dürer's Knots: A Wired Renaissance | Susan Dackerman, John & Jill Freidenrich Director, Cantor Arts Center
Dürer’s Knots: A Wired Renaissance
Around 1507, the German artist Albrecht Dürer created a set of six woodcut “knots,” ornamental images based on Islamic metalwork. The knots embody the entwined networks of early modern European and Islamic artisanal and industrial practices. These works also speak to the movement of natural resources and manufactured goods along trade routes within Europe and across the Mediterranean.
The talk presents research for a forthcoming exhibition on Dürer and the Islamic world.
Image: Susan Dackerman, John & Jill Freidenrich Director, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University. Photograph by Stacy H. Geiken
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