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Charleston Collects: Devotion and Fantasy, Witchcraft and the World's End

October 9, 2020 - June 27, 2021

Galleries 2 and 3

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This selection of paintings and prints from a major private Charleston collection of Northern Renaissance art introduces a world of intensely, and sometimes disturbingly, vivid imagery. Created in the Low Countries and Germany between 1440 and 1590, this is a world of contradictions and unease—whether the subject is a troubled Virgin Mary contemplating her young son, or a menacing group of malevolent figures inspired by Hieronymus Bosch, or Albrecht Durer’s famous scenes from Revelations. In the turbulent era of the Renaissance and the beginning of the Reformation in Northern Europe, viewers found their hopes, desires, and anxieties mirrored in images like these inspiring pious belief or depicting fantastic visions of good and evil.

Guest curated by Larry Goedde, Ph.D., professor of art history, University of Virginia

<i>The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse</i> from <i>The Apocalypse</i>, 1496-98, from the Latin edition of 1511, By Albrecht Durer (German, 1471-1528); Woodcut on laid paper; Courtesy of private collection

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse from The Apocalypse, 1496-98, from the Latin edition of 1511, By Albrecht Durer (German, 1471-1528); Woodcut on laid paper; Courtesy of private collection

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