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The Task of Art

Three exhibitions marking the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s “95 Theses” celebrate the bold, sometimes ruthless monk who helped launch both the Protestant Reformation and a new stripped-down style of art.

From the Archives: Dürer and the Lutheran Image

The best of Dürer's late portraits apotheosize a group of leading converts to the Reformation in Germany, all close to Luther himself as well as to the artist. In a radically simplified style, Dürer achieves a synthesis of likeness and intense...

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