Dürer and Warburg: Interpreting Antiquity



16.30 – 17.45, Friday 22 November 2013 (with registration from 16.00)
Lecture Room, The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square London WC1H 0AB ‎


10.00 – 17.30, Saturday 23 November 2013 (with registration from 09.30)
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

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Durer-Warburg
ALBRECHT DÜRER (1471–1528), The Death of Orpheus, 1494. Pen and brown ink, 289 x 225 mm. Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg

Keynote: Christopher Wood (Yale University)
Speaker(s): Philipp Ekardt (Freie Universität Berlin); David Freedberg (Columbia University); Marcus A. Hurttig (Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig); Stephanie Porras (Tulane University); Thomas Schauerte (Albrecht-Dürer-Haus, Nuremberg); Dieter Wuttke (Universität Bamberg)
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Organised by: Stephanie Buck (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Claudia Wedepohl (The Warburg Institute)




On 5 October 1905 the art and cultural historian Aby Warburg (1866-1929) delivered the lecture ‘Dürer und die italienische Antike’ (Dürer and Italian Antiquity) for the Congress of German Philologists and Teachers in Hamburg. Focussing on Albrecht Dürer’s drawing The Death of Orpheus (Hamburger Kunsthalle) Warburg discussed the role classical antiquity continued to play in the Renaissance and introduced the seminal term ‘Pathosformel’ (Pathos formula) for a formalized, transferable artistic expression of extreme passion. Our conference addresses the wider context of Warburg’s lecture and coincides with two exhibitions on view at The Courtauld Gallery from 17 October 2013 - 12 January 2014 – The Young Dürer: Drawing the Figure, and Antiquity Unleashed: Aby Warburg, Dürer and Mantegna.

This event is co-organised with The Warburg Institute.

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