Apocalypse, plague and the printing press
Dürer lived through extraordinary times; Martin Luther's radical challenge to the Catholic Church, the discovery of new continents, the spread of the printing press and, not least, widespread, collective anxiety due to the belief that the world would end before 1500.
Dürer's curiosity, combined with his great creativity meant that he was able to take advantage of what must have been exciting, if unsettling, times.
We set the scene
Durer - Chapter 2
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