Celebrate the five hundredth anniversary of Dürer's masterful engraving Melencolia I, and uncover the origins of this mysterious, mathematically inspired image.
Welcome and Introduction:
Nadine M. Orenstein, Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, MMA
"Melencolia as an Allegory of Creation"
Susan Dackerman, Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Curator of Prints, Harvard Art Museums
"Speculations on Melencolia I: Therapies of Art in the Age of Dürer"
Mitchell B. Merback, Associate Professor, Department of the History of Art, The Johns Hopkins University
"Five Hundred Years of Melencolia: New Approaches to Understanding the Creation and Degradation of Albrecht Dürer's Most Celebrated Engraving"
Angela B. Campbell, Assistant Conservator, Sherman Fairchild Center for Works on Paper and Photograph Conservation, MMA
"A Privileged Profession: The Legacy of Dürer's Melencolia I"
Laurinda Dixon, Professor of Art History, Department of Art and Music Histories, Syracuse University
Recorded May 18, 2014
This program is made possible in part by International Fine Print Dealers Association.