Category: Albrecht Durer

Albrecht Durer (1471 – 1528) was a German painter, printmaker and theorist from Nuremberg. His still-famous works include the Apocalypse woodcuts, Knight, Death, and the Devil (1513 ), Saint Jerome in his Study (1514) and Melencolia I (1514 ), which has been the topic of extensive analysis and interpretation. His watercolours mark him as one of the very first European landscape artists, while his enthusiastic woodcuts reinvented the capacity of that medium. Durer’s intro of classical concepts into Northern art, through his understanding of Italian artists and German humanists, have actually secured his track record as one of the most important figures of the Northern Renaissance. This is strengthened by his theoretical writing which include concepts of mathematics, perspective and perfect proportions.

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