The first retrospective documenting mutual influences between Dürer and Italy, through a comparison between his artworks and Italian masterpieces of the period.
For the first time a book surveying the complex relationship between this extraordinary artist and our country. On the one hand it shows how Dürer reflected on Italian art and what he derived from it, through the comparison of his artworks and those of Mantegna, Bellini, Pollaiolo, Leonardo, Agostino da Lodi, Lorenzo di Credi. On the other hand, it traces Dürer’s influence on artists such Pontormo, Raffaello, Carracci, Caravaggio and his followers up to Domenico Fetti and Carlo Maratta. This exhibition has been organized in collaboration with Polo Museale Romano and Polo Museale Fiorentino and, in particular, with Galleria degli Uffizi and Gabinetto delle Stampe e dei Disegni degli Uffizi. Actually a series of engravings and drawings belonging to Medici collections comes from the Gabinetto delle Stampe e dei Disegni degli Uffizi. Galleria degli Uffizi exceptionally lends to the Scuderie all its Dürer’s works, including the important and moving Adoration of the Magi, restored for the occasion, the portrait of Albrecht Dürer the Elder, and those of the apostles James and Philip. Other Dürer’s artworks will come from the most renowned German museums, as well as from Vienna, Washington, Madrid, London and all the Italian collections. Gabinetto delle Stampe e dei Disegni degli Uffizi will simultaneously house an exhibition on Dürer’s engravings to complement the exposition in the Scuderie.