On the road with Luther: Thoughts on a few jubilee exhibitions

Jeffrey Chipps Smith PhD in art history, professor, The University of Texas at Austin, Depatment of Art and Art History (2301 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78705, USA) , chipps@austin.utexas.edu

Smith J. Ch. On the Road with Luther: Thoughts on a Few Jubilee Exhibitions, Religiya. Tserkov’. Obshchestvo. Issledovaniya i publikatsii po teologii i religii [Religion. Church. Society: Research and publications in the field of theology and religious studies], Saint-Petersburg, 2017, vol. 6, pp. 388–405.

doi: 10.24411/2308-0698-2017-00019

Language: English

The 500th celebration of the advent of the Protestant Reformation inspired a remarkable number of exhibitions in Germany and, indeed, around the world. The Lutherjahr or Luther Year was, more correctly, a Luther decade with different themes and programs having been announced in 2008. The author explores the most remakable exibitions of 2015–2017 including «Martin Luther: Treasures of the Reformation», «Renaissance & Reformation: German Art in the Age of Dürer and Cranach», «Luther, Kolumbus und die Folgen. Welt im Wandel 1500–1600» as well as virtual exibitions that provide an unprecedented assessment of Luther, the cultural moment, and the historical aftermath.
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Key words: Renaissance, Reformation, Albrecht Dürer, art, Kolumbus, the Holbeins, the Cranachs, Hans Baldung Grien, Tilman Riemenschneider

URL: http://rcs-almanac.ru/smith-2017-en/

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