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The world within Dürer’s Renaissance

Online option

From Aztec gold to Indian rhinoceri, discover the global influences on the art of Dürer with archaeologist Dr Jago Cooper
Date
Monday, 7 February 2022
Time
1 - 2 pm GMT
Accompanied by Stagetext
Available online only

About

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, re-frames the agency of inspiration and origins of discovery through discussion of the worldwide influences on the life and works of Albrecht Dürer.

This is a live stream of a talk taking place in the Sainsbury Wing Theatre. If you would prefer to attend this event in person, at the Gallery, please book separate tickets here.

Image: Detail from Albrecht Dürer, 'Saint Eustace', about 1499–1503 ©️ Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Your speaker

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'.

Supported by

Elizabeth and Daniel Peltz OBE

Talks & conversations

The world within Dürer’s Renaissance

Online option

From Aztec gold to Indian rhinoceri, discover the global influences on the art of Dürer with archaeologist Dr Jago Cooper
Date
Monday, 7 February 2022
Time
1 - 2 pm GMT
Accompanied by Stagetext
Available online only

Live stream tickets

Free

This is a live stream of a talk taking place in the Sainsbury Wing Theatre. The live stream is hosted on Zoom

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Please note, only one ticket can be booked per account. 

Bookings close one hour before the event begins.