How to prep for the Durer’s, Rembrandt’s and Cranach’s works exhibition

On December 28, the Arkhangelsk Museum of fine arts will open an exhibition of works by Durer, Cranach the Elder and Rembrandt from the collection of the Kaliningrad Museum of fine arts. You can come and just enjoy the art of the masters for sure. But I always recommend attending exhibitions being prepared, even if you are attending an excursion program. How to prepare: what to read, what to watch?


*NB: the mentioned sources are in the Russian language.

Albrecht Durer
  1. Wikipedia page
  2. Gallery of engravings for preliminary viewing.
  3. Episode of Paola Volkova’s project “Bridge over the abyss”.
  4. Release of the series of documentary investigations “secret history of art”.
  5. Video lecture by Aleksandre Tairov.
  6. S. L. Lvov “Albrecht Durer”. – Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1985. — 317 p.
  7. Federico Dzeri “Durer: Mourning Christ” from the series “one Hundred great paintings”. – Moscow: White city, 2001.  – 48 p.
  8. “The great German artists”. – M.: OLMA-Medigroup, 2005. – 143 p.
  9. S. V. Zarnitsky “Durer”. – Moscow: Molodaya Gvardia, 1984. – 349 p.
  10. Albrecht Durer “Diaries. Letters. Treatises”. – Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1957. – 227 p.
  11. Ludmila Zhukova “Albrecht Durer”. – Moscow: White city, 2018. – 72 p.

LUCAS CRANACH THE ELDER
  1. Wikipedia page.
  2. Video lecture by Vadim Sadkov
  3. Video lecture by Oksana Sandarova
  4. Video lecture by Aleksandre Tairov.
  5. “The great German artists”. – M. OLMA-Medigroup, 2005. – 143 p.
  6. Federico Dzeri “Cranach”. – Moscow: White city, 2001. – 48 p.
  7. A. N. Nemilov “Lucas Cranach the Elder”, 1973. – 118 p.

Rembrandt Harmens van Rijn
  1. Wikipedia page.
  2. Episode of Paola Volkova’s project “Bridge over the abyss”.
  3. Video lecture by Aleksandre Tairov.
  4. Video lecture by Roman Grigoriev
  5. Eden Fromentin “Old masters”. – M. Fine arts, 1996. – 280 p.
  6. Paul Zumthor “Everyday life in Holland in the time of Rembrandt”. – M.: Mol. Guard, 2001. – 389 p.
  7. I. E. Grabar “The Newly Discovered Rembrandt”. – M.: Publishing house Akad. Sciences of the USSR, 1956. – 93 p.
  8. S. A. Mahotin “Rembrandt”. – Moscow: White city, 2004. – 62 p.

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