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Albrecht Dürer’s Engraving 'Melencolia l' is 500 years old

August 28th, 2014

Episode 44 of 1400 episodes

Albrecht Dürer’s 500 year old engraving of an angel leaning on her hand, surrounded by symbols and objects, has had a profound impact on how we understand - and visualise - melancholy. Why has it endured and what does it mean?