Sunday, May 21, 2017

Born on this day in 1471, Albrecht Durer

Master #printmaker and theoretician Albrecht Durer was #BOTD in 1471

Dürer is seen as the archetypal Renaissance artist of Northern Europe. He had unique skills of observation, was a master narrator and a superb technician. He visited Italy, and added interest in proportion and perspective to his Northern taste for surface detail.

He was a polymath - a writer and theoretician as well as a painter and graphic artist. Himself influenced by the work of Mantegna, Leonardo and Giovanni Bellini, he in turn influenced many Italian artists through his prints.

1 comment:

Carla Ives said...

Now this is one artist I am very familiar with and enjoy. Oddly enough, I had never seen the self-portrait. I would daresay most know him from the praying hands and that's about it. Shame.