Durer by Fedja Anzelewski
By Fedja Anzelewski
Albrecht Dürer (21 could 1471 – 6 April 1528) used to be a German painter, engraver, printmaker, mathematician, and theorist from Nuremberg. His top of the range woodcuts (nowadays referred to as Meisterstiche or «master prints») tested his recognition and impression throughout Europe whilst he was once nonetheless in his twenties, and he has been conventionally considered as the best artist of the Northern Renaissance ever considering the fact that. His huge physique of labor contains altarpieces, spiritual works, quite a few pics and self-portraits, and copper engravings. The woodcuts, corresponding 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 examine (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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