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Platemark: Prints and the Printmaking Ecosystem


Platemark is a podcast about art and ideas. Hosted by Ann Shafer and Ben Levy, formerly colleagues at the Baltimore Museum of Art, conversations focus on museums, curating, critiques, value (market/conceptual), the Western canon, and prints and printmaking.

Oct 26, 2021

In Platemark s2e4, co-hosts Ann Shafer and Tru Ludwig finish talking about Albrecht Dürer. He had a remarkable career, and changed the perception and reception of prints in Europe at the beginning of the 16th century.


Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528). The Fall of Man or Adam and Eve, 1504. Engraving. 25.1 x 20 cm (9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528). Ecce Homo, from the series Large Woodcut Passion, c. 1498. Woodcut. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore.


Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528). Ecce Homo, from the series Large Woodcut Passion, c. 1498. Woodcut with hand coloring. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore.


Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528). The Bearing of the Cross, from the series Large Woodcut Passion, 1511. Woodcut. Sheet: 17 3/8 x 11 15/16 in. (441 x 304 mm.); image: 15 1/2 x 11 1/16 in. (393 x 281 mm.). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Martin Schongauer (German, c. 1435/50–1491). Christ Carrying the Cross, c. 1475–80. Engraving. Sheet: 11 3/8 × 16 7/8 in. (289 × 429 mm.). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528). Christ Carrying the Cross, from the series Small Woodcut Passion, 1511. Woodcut. Sheet: 5 x 3 13/16 in. (127 x 97 mm.). Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Minneapolis.


Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528). Christ Carrying the Cross, from the series Engraved Passion, 1512. Engraving. Sheet: 4 9/16 × 2 15/16 in. (116 × 74 mm.). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528). Crucifixion, from the series Engraved Passion, 1511. Engraving. Sheet: 120 x 78 mm.; plate: 118 x 75 mm. Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago.


Andrea Mantegna (Italian, 1430/31–1506). The Entombment of Christ, before 1475. Engraving and drypoint. Plate: 11 7/16 x 16 3/8 in. (290 x 416 mm.). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528). The Madonna of the Crescent, frontispiece to the series Life of the Virgin, c. 1511. Woodcut. Sheet: sheet: 16 7/8 x 11 9/16 in. (429 x 294 mm.). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528). The Birth of the Virgin, from the series Life of the Virgin, c. 1503. Woodcut. Sheet: 11 11/16 x 8 1/8 in. (297 x 206 mm.). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528). Death of the Virgin, from the series Life of the Virgin, 1510. Woodcut. Sheet: 11 9/16 x 8 3/16 in. (294 x 208 mm.). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669). The Death of the Virgin, 1639. Etching and drypoint. Sheet: 16 1/8 x 12 3/8 in. (410 x 314 mm.). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, c. 1480–before 1534), after Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528). The Ascension of Christ in Heaven, c. 1500–35. Woodcut. Sheet: 5 1/16 × 4 in. (129 × 102 mm.). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528). Knight, Death, and the Devil, 1513. Engraving. Sheet (trimmed to platemark): 9 5/8 x 7 1/2 in. (245 x 190 mm.). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Andrea del Verrocchio (Italian, 1435–1488) and Alessandro Leopardi (Italian, 1466–1512). Equestrian Statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni, 1488. Cast bronze. Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice.


Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528). The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, from the series The Apocalypse, 1498. Woodcut. 393 x 285 mm (15 1/2 x 11 1/4 in). Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore.


Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528). St. Jerome in His Study, 1514. Engraving. Sheet (trimmed to platemark): 9 11/16 x 7 7/16 in. (246 x 189 mm.). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528). St. Jerome, 1492. Woodcut. 190 x 133 mm. Kupferstichkabinett, Offentliche Kunstsammlung, Basel.


Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528). Melencolia I, 1514. Engraving. Sheet (trimmed to platemark): 9 7/16 × 7 5/16 in. (240 × 185 mm.). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Raphael (Italian, 1483–1520). Portrait of Michelangelo as Heraclitus, School of Athens. Stanza della Segnatura, 1509–1511. Fresco wall painting. The Vatican.


Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528). Rhinoceros, 1515. Woodcut. 233 x 292 mm. (9 3/16 x 11 1/2 in.). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528). Agony in the Garden, 1515. Etching. Sheet: 9 3/16 × 6 9/16 in. (234 × 166 mm.). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528). Triumphal Arch of Maximilian I, 1515. 195 woodblocks printed on 36 sheets of large folio paper. Overall size: 354 x 298.5 cm (139 3/8 x 117 1/2 in.). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528). The Triumphal Chariot of Maximilian I, 1523. Eight woodcuts joined. Sheet: 53.02 × 233.76 cm (20 7/8 × 92 in.). National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528). Four Apostles, 1526. Oil on two panels. Each: 215 x 76 cm. (85 x 30 in.). Alte Pinakothek, Bayreische Staatsgemäldesammlung, Munich.


Andrea Mantegna (Italian, c. 1431–1506). St. Sebastian, c. 1478–80. Tempera on linen. 2550 x 1400 cm. Musée du Louvre, Paris.