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1498 - Albrecht Durer & The Quest for Fame

Jeffrey Chipps Smith

A public lecture sponsored by CHE and the UQ Art Museum

Paper Title:
1498 - Albrecht Dürer & The Quest for Fame

Guest presenter:
Professor Jeffrey Chipps Smith (Kay Fortson Chair in European Art at The University of Texas at Austin)

Time and Date:
6.00 pm on Thursday 23 August 2012

UQ Art Museum
University Drive, St Lucia

Bookings are essential as numbers are limited.
Please RSVP to the UQ Art Museum by Friday 17 August.
Email: artmuseum@uq.edu.au
Phone: (07) 3365 3046

Dürer and Fame Flyer


Lecture Abstract
When assessing an artist's career, certain moments stand out for their exceptional cretivity or dramatic change.  Albrecht Dürer truly came of age in 1498 just three years after establishing his Nuremberg workshop.  His prints' technical virtuosity and visual sophistication dazzled viewers and surpased his rivals.  The Apocalypse, the first book designed and published by an artis, earned him international fame.  He studied nudes and experimented with perspective. Dürer's ambition culminated in his remarkable Self-Portrait , and how he chose to fashion himself.

Jeffrey Chipps Smith Biography
After receiving his doctorate at Columbia University in 1970, Professor Jeffrey Chipps Smith joined the Faculty of the University of Texas at Austin.   He holds the Kay Fortson Chair in European art.  His teaching and publications focus on art in northern Europe, especially Germany and the Netherlands (1400-1700).   Smith has received numerous awards and fellowships from the Alexaner von Humboldt Stiftung, Amercian Academy in Berlin, John simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Geisteswissenschaftiches Zentrum Geschichte and Kultur Ostmitteleuropas e. V. Universitat Leipzig, among others.