Episode #43: Shock Art: Dürer's Self-Portrait (Season 4, Episode 4)
Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. With the passage of time comes a calm and an acceptance. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are many works peppered throughout art history that were straight-up shocking to the public when they were first presented decades, or even hundreds of years ago.
Today's work of "shock art:" Dürer's Self-Portrait.
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Additional music credits
"Allegro giusto" by Dee Yan-Key is licensed under BY-NC-SA 4.0; "Glimpse of Eternity" by Meydän is licensed under BY 4.0; "Elements - III Blue Sky" by Aitua is licensed under BY-NC-SA 4.0. Ad Music: "Symphony No. 1: IV. Hope" by Steve Combs is licensed under BY 4.0; "I Knew a Guy" by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under BY 3.0.
Links and further resources
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Albrecht Dürer
Smart History: Dürer's Self-Portrait (1500)
Every Painter Paints Himself: Dürer's Self-Portrait