Conférence : Alexander Marr, « Unknotting Dürer’s Jerome », Manchester/en ligne, University of Manchester, 29 février 2024

This is a hybrid event taking place online and on the University of Manchester campus in the Mansfield Cooper Building G.22, you can find the exact location on this interactive map:

Albrecht Dürer’s material world: print culture in focus brings to campus three expert speakers: Jeanne Nuechterlein (York), Ulinka Rublack (Cambridge), and Alexander Marr (Cambridge). Each of these engaging, globally leading researchers will address topics related to key themes of the landmark exhibition Albrecht Dürer’s material world, on now at the Whitworth, The University of Manchester. This seminar series is supported by a grant from The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, which has lent important objects to the Whitworth exhibition.

Event title: Unknotting Dürer’s Jerome, talk by Professor Alexander Marr

The pendulant gourd in Dürer’s St Jerome in his Study (1514) has long been an object of fascination and frustration for art historians. While most acknowledge that by including this bulbous fruit so prominently in the print Dürer intended it to have some special meaning, nobody can quite agree on what that meaning is. Interpretations have tended to be iconographical, drawing on sometimes obscure texts while largely ignoring the object’s curious, virtuosic form. Focusing on that form and the internal logic of the image, this talk will explore how, in the St Jerome, Dürer tackled the knotty problems of representation, ornament and signification.

You can find out more about Alexander Marr’s research here:

This is an event connected to the exhibition of Albrecht Dürer’s material world which is open until 10 March 2024:


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Florence Larcher (2024, 27 février). Conférence : Alexander Marr, « Unknotting Dürer’s Jerome », Manchester/en ligne, University of Manchester, 29 février 2024. Centre d'Histoire de l'Art de la Renaissance. Consulté le 18 avril 2024, à l’adresse

Florence Larcher

Florence Larcher est doctorante à l'Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Ses recherches sur les images de saint Roch en Italie de 1350 à 1680 l'amènent à étudier la peinture murale, la sérialité et l'itinérance des peintres.

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