In this painting, Luther's favorite apostles are in the forground. Peter holds Gold key to kingdom of heaven, which is Held next to the bible. At this time, the bible was being distributed to Everyone. Everyone could now read the bible. The bible is depicted as being the only way to heaven. The people have Calm complexions as they are reading the Bible, which is center of attention. There is great Detail of words in the bible and at bottom of the painting telling us about Jesus' teachings and beliefs.
What evidence do you have of Durer's conversion. I have not been able to find this. There are illusions to his sympathies in his art - but it is suggested that he is more aligned with Erasmus, reform, but not the creation of break away churches. Please cite your source, I'd be most interested.
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This painting in the Web Gallery of Art
Durer on the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
Art History in Just a Minute: Durer's Prodigal Son
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