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Knight, Death, and the Devil: Gallery Label - Current


Minneapolis Institute of Arts



Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
This is one of Albrecht Dürer's three incomparable Meisterstiche, or master engravings, which also include Saint Jerome in His Study (1514) and Melencolia I (1514), all of which were given by Jones to the M.I.A. Knight, Death, and the Devil is the artist's meditation on a life of action and moral strength in a world beset with temptation. The knight sits astride his superbly rendered horse like a good Christian soldier, rigidly facing forward and impervious to the symbols of sin and death around him. His dog, emblematic of fidelity, also points forward, dutifully undeterred by the lizard and skull in his path.
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Type: Commentary, Gallery Label - Current
Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: March 10, 2009