Fri 7 December 3pm
Hot drinks and cake served from 3pm and lecture starts at 3.30pm
Ashmolean Lecture Theatre
The Ashmolean’s collection of prints by Albrecht Dürer includes an impression of Melencolia I, the astonishing engraving (1514) that is celebrated both for its technical virtuosity and its enigmatic subject matter. Over the centuries many scholars have tried to explain the complex and mysterious symbolism of this influential image. Oxford art historian Patrick Doorly will present the evidence for interpreting the work as an illustration of a Platonic dialogue. Is Dürer’s subject really Melancholy, or Beauty?
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