Durer by Fedja Anzelewski

By Fedja Anzelewski

Albrecht Dürer (21 may possibly 1471 – 6 April 1528) used to be a German painter, engraver, printmaker, mathematician, and theorist from Nuremberg. His high quality woodcuts (nowadays known as Meisterstiche or «master prints») verified his attractiveness and effect throughout Europe while he used to be nonetheless in his twenties, and he has been conventionally considered as the best artist of the Northern Renaissance ever when you consider that. His giant physique of labor contains altarpieces, spiritual works, quite a few graphics and self-portraits, and copper engravings. The woodcuts, similar to the Apocalypse sequence (1498), preserve a extra Gothic flavour than the remainder of his paintings. His famous prints contain the Knight, dying, and the satan (1513), Saint Jerome in his research (1514) and Melencolia I (1514), which has been the topic of intensive research and interpretation. His watercolours additionally mark him as one of many first ecu panorama artists, whereas his bold woodcuts revolutionized the possibility of that medium.

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