Sunday, February 26, 2012

Albrecht Durer

15th century Germany artist Albrecht Durer was a real renaissance man. He worked in painting, drawing, printmaking and dabbled in writing and mathematical studies. He is best known for his woodcut printing and engravings which revived printmaking as an artistic medium. As an artist of the Northern Renaissance, Durer created religious work depicting scenes from the bible, as well as studies from nature. The printmaking medium allowed for mass distribution of his work, and was an affordable product for many of the time to buy. This gained Durer much success throughout Germany and into Italy as he traveled. His most well known pieces include The Rhinoceros (ink drawing), The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (woodcut),Adam and Eve (engraving) and his self portrait (oil).

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