Discover how a group of stunning German drawings were used as designs for the production of artworks in metal, glass, and wood, as well as other artworks on paper, such as prints and book illustrations.
Created against the backdrop of the Holy Roman Empire and the turbulent Reformation, these fascinating drawings reveal the creative process of German-speaking artists, as they invented and designed on paper. They also provide clues as to how these designs were transformed into three-dimensional items by other artists.
The Ashmolean Museum 's collections hold exceptional examples of design drawings by some of the most famous German artists, including Albrecht Dürer and Hans Holbein the Younger. Explore some of the most remarkable of these drawings and associated discoveries through the film and stories below.