History of Art Course with Dr James Lawson: The Northern Renaissance: German Art 1400-1550.

All lectures take place on Fridays
Place: Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, Scottish National Gallery
Time: 10.30am – 12noon
Cost: £40 for the set of 4 lectures
Capacity: 200
Booking required: Tickets available from the Friends office

The geographical extent and political fragmentation of Germany in the 15th and 16th centuries make the identification of national characteristics highly problematic. Moreover, it was an age of change – scientific and religious. Yet within this unfixed state are to be found artists of the first order whose perspectives and meditations upon values, events and processes - faith and ritual, pain and salvation, reason and observation, change and reformation – are prominent in German and Western culture. Lochner, Grünewald, Dürer and Holbein are only the most celebrated in a myriad of artists – diverse, enquiring and impassioned.

17 Oct Real and Imagined: Art in 15th century Germany

24 Oct Grünewald and the German Altarpiece

7 Nov Dürer and the Renaissance Artist

14 Nov Holbein and the Reformation