–  Clemens Sels Museum Neuss

Dürer & Co.

Religious representations at the time of Martin Luther

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Clemens Sels Museum Neuss presented exhibitions in the Graphic Arts Cabinet in 2017 dealing with religious themes surrounding Luther and the Reformation. The graphics, which were created during Luther's lifetime, impressively show which religious ideas were prevalent at the time. Because only a very small part of the population was literate, it was the images that conveyed the contents of faith. Therefore, it is not surprising that mainly scenes from the life of Christ and representations of saints were the focus of the artists. Among others, graphics by Albrecht Dürer, Albrecht Altdorfer, Lucas Cranach the Elder and Georg Pencz were shown.


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