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Member Preview: Devotion and Fantasy, Witchcraft and the World's End

Wild Horses in the Forest, 1534; By Hans Baldung Grien (German, 1475-1545); Woodcut, 8 5/8 x 12 7/8; Courtesy of a private collection

Wild Horses in the Forest, 1534; By Hans Baldung Grien (German, 1475-1545); Woodcut, 8 5/8 x 12 7/8; Courtesy of a private collection

The Bewitched Groom, ca. 1544; By Hans Baldung Grien (German, 1475-1545); Woodcut on ivory laid paper, 13 3/8 x 7 7/8 inches; Courtesy of a private collection

The Bewitched Groom, ca. 1544; By Hans Baldung Grien (German, 1475-1545); Woodcut on ivory laid paper, 13 3/8 x 7 7/8 inches; Courtesy of a private collection

This exhibition 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.

Gibbes Museum Members are invited to join us for a special preview on October 9th at 9AM-11AM.

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