The Art of Durer: a journey into the the man and his world by Shirley Smith, 1 February

Albrecht was a painter, printmaker, engraver, mathematician, and theorist, and is regarded as one of the most important figures of the Northern Renaissance.  But he was also the first artist north of the Alps to paint a signed self portrait while his watercolours are the first autonomous landscape paintings.  This lecture by Shirley Smith will study the works of this master which remain icons to this day.

Shirley Smith graduated from the University of East Anglia with a first-class honour’s degree in the History of Art, specialising in the Italian and northern renaissance.  She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a part time lecturer for the University of East Anglia and for the department of continuing education of the University of Cambridge.  She has run study days and certificate courses as well as residential weekend courses.