April 10, 2019 – Susan Dackerman

John and Jill Freidenrich Director
Cantor Arts Center
Stanford University

Firing Dürer’s Cannon

My talk will address Albrecht Dürer’s 1518 etching Landscape with Cannon as an exploration of religious reform, Ottoman aggression, and etching. In the year following the publication of Martin Luther’s 1517 Ninety-Five Theses, Dürer deployed the caustic print technique in one of his most enigmatic compositions to critique canon law in support of Luther.