Room 65

Southern Germany and Austria

Painters in Southern Germany and Austria collaborated with sculptors to produce spectacular large altarpieces with moveable shutters. One of the greatest specialists in such work was Michael Pacher from the Tyrol. The small devotional painting in this room of the Virgin and saints, attributed to him, reflects the daring illusionistic effects he achieved in large-scale altarpieces.

Albrecht Dürer worked in Nuremberg from the end of the 15th century. He and his workshop undertook a traditional range of work, including both altarpieces and small devotional paintings. His work was both astonishingly imaginative and attentive to the works of nature: landscape, human anatomy, birds, beasts and flowers. Dürer was also a successful portraitist, and one of the artists who did most to build upon a German tradition of elegantly designed and psychologically acute representations.

Paintings in this room

Saint Jerome
Saint Jerome
Albrecht Dürer
The Painter's Father
The Painter's Father
Attributed to Albrecht Dürer
The Crucifixion
The Crucifixion
Workshop of Quinten Massys
Portrait of Alexander Mornauer
Portrait of Alexander Mornauer
Master of the Mornauer Portrait
The Virgin and Child in a Garden
The Virgin and Child in a Garden
Style of Martin Schongauer

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