The world within Dürer's Renaissance
Renaissance Europe is often framed as a flourishing of artistic creativity, a crescendo of human innovation. It is seen as a catalyst for the so-called Age of Discovery, with its outward cultural expansion across the world.
Yet, the inward influence of global art, ideas and cultural frames of reference on the West often goes unnoticed and under discussed. In this talk, Dr Jago Cooper, Director of the Sainsbury Centre, UEA, reframes the agency of inspiration and origins of discovery through discussion of the worldwide influences on the life and works of Albrecht Dürer.
This talk will be live streamed. If you would prefer to watch the talk online, please book separate tickets for the live stream here.
Jago Cooper is Director of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and Professor of Art and Archaeology at the University of East Anglia (UEA). He was until recently Curator of the Americas at the British Museum, where his career focussed on the archaeology of South America and the Caribbean.
Since 2011 he has written and presented a series of programmes for BBC Four, including 'Lost Kingdoms of South America', 'Lost Kingdoms of Central America', 'Easter Island: Mysteries of a Lost World', 'Masters of The Pacific Coast: The Tribes of The American Northwest', and 'The Inca: Masters of the Clouds'.
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