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A World in Conflict
Images for salvation (2)

At the outset of the Reformation prints were a key vehicle for the transmission of the new religious ideas. Dürer had created works of art on religious themes throughout his career. In the early 1520's he refined his style in such works to achieve a new simplicity and expressivity, the results of which are to be seen in compositions such as The Trinity and the heads of the Apostles from the Uffizi.
The Trinity

Albrecht Dürer
The Trinity, 1511
Woodcut. 396 x 282 mm
Dresden, Kupferstich-kabinett, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen
The Entombment of Christ

Albrecht Dürer
The Entombment of Christ, 1521
Pen. 211 x 288 mm
Nuremberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum.
Property of the City of Nuremberg
The Large Passion
Albrecht Dürer
The Large Passion, 1511
[Chelidonius, Nuremberg, 1511]
450 x 345 x 12 mm (closed); 450 x 670 mm (opened)
Title-page. Woodcut. 394 x 285 mm
Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional de España
The Crucifixion

Lucas Cranach, the Elder
The Crucifixion, 1529
Oil on panel. 51.5 x 34 cm
Aschaffenburg, Staatsgalerie. On deposit from the Bayerische
Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich