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Albrecht Dürer (TASCHEN's Basic Art Series #20)

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Germany's greatest Renaissance artist Though he is most famous for his engravings, Albrecht D?rer (1471-1528) was also a master painter and draftsman whose work exemplifies the spirit of German art. D?rer's importance in the German High Renaissance was such that he can be considered to embody the movement entirely. His visits to Italy (where he studied most notably with Gi ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Taschen (first published January 1st 2006)
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Mikey B.

Self-portrait at 13

Self-portrait at 22

This being a Taschen book there are plentiful reproductions of the famous German painter, Albrecht Durer, who lived from 1471 to 1528.

Durer (I think) was the first German painter to become famous. His works are remarkable for their detail, expressiveness and versatility. His engravings (or etchings) are one-of-a-kind in the history of art.

Melancolia I, 1514

Large piece of Turf, 1503

During his lifetime he travelled to Italy where he was exposed to the great It
Hom Sack
A great followup to yesterday's lecture at the Harvard Art Museums:

Albrecht Dürer’s Master Engravings—Melencolia, St. Jerome, and Knight, Death, and the Devil—500 Years Later | Harvard Art Museums (
Friday, December 5, 2014

In 1513–14, Dürer produced his most celebrated prints, once presumed to be a grand scheme of unified meaning that together represents the medieval scholastic virtues of morality (Knight), intellectual inquiry (Melencolia), and theology (Jerome). Come hear M
Julia Boechat Machado
Se eu já gostava de Dürer, fiquei absolutamente fascinada depois de ver seu auto-retrato exposto no Louvre.
Chelsea Pickins
A brilliant representation of a man that inevitably fails to match his own self-portrait
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