Originally scheduled to open in October 2020, exactly 500 years after Dürer’s arrival in Aachen in 1520, the long awaited exhibition about Dürer’s journey through the Low Countries was on view at the Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum in Aachen from 28 July 2021 to 24 October 2021. A modified version will now travel to the National Gallery in London. In this feature, Anne van Oosterwijk shares a report of the show in Aachen.
“CODART members have many things in common. For instance, we all undoubtedly have a copy of the Diary of His Journey to the Netherlands by Albrecht Dürer on our bookshelves. This personal journal by one of the great masters of art history, documenting his travels through the Netherlands – the art he saw, the festivities with which he was welcomed, and his meetings with prominent public figures and many other artistic virtuosos – has an irresistible appeal to the imagination.” Read on…
Published monthly, the features provide information on new curatorial developments, current projects, collections of Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide, as well as insight into the work of the museum curator.