• The Knight, Death and the Devil

    The Knight, Death and the Devil

    Albrecht Dürer

The Knight, Death and the Devil

Albrecht Dürer
Artist・ Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)
Technique・ Engraving
Length・ 35 minute, HD
Language・ French
Subtitles・ English
Date of production・ June 2009
Direction・ Bertrand Renaudineau and Gérard Emmanuel da Silva


A knight in armour passes through a rugged landscape accompanied by his dog. Behind him, the Devil; in front of him, Death; in the distance, a fortified village. This masterpiece engraved by Dürer in 1513 has been the subject of passionate interpretations for over five centuries.

An immersion into this enigmatic world, decoded by two specialists, Pierre Vaisse, art historian, and Maxime Préaud, curator-in-chief emeritus of the Prints and Photography department of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Philippe Mohlitz, a virtuoso of the burin, builds a bridge to the German master: “I received the biggest shock of my life when I saw and could “touch” the prints of the great, the unsurpassable and sublime Dürer for the first time at the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris.”