Date of Award

Spring 2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Maria Loh

Second Advisor

Hendrik Dey

Academic Program Adviser

Antonella Pelizzari


This thesis analyzes Albrecht Dürer’s Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse through comparisons with examples from the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries, as well as the artist’s own numerous representations of Death. These comparisons will show the way Dürer interpreted and changed the iconography of the Four Horsemen.



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