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Albrecht Durer

Albrecht Dürer, whose work was admired and influential throughout Europe, was born in Nuremberg on 21 May 1471. His first training was as a goldsmith in his father's shop. In 1486 Dürer became an apprentice in the workshop of the painter Michael Wolgemut where he would remain for almost four years. Toward the end of his apprenticeship, he produced his first dated painting, the portrait of his father Albrecht Dürer the Elder of 1490. Same year Dürer departed Nuremberg for a four-year trip. The trip included the Netherlands, Cologne, and parts of Austria and Switzerland.
Returning to Nuremberg in late May of 1494 Dürer married but forced to leave again due to an outbreak of plague in Nuremberg in August of 1494. Dürer traveled across the Alps to Venice, by way of Augsburg, Innsbruck, the Brenner pass, the Eisack valley and Trent. His Venice stay, which lasted until spring of 1495. Dürer became acquainted with artists such as Gentile and Giovanni Bellini and absorbed, often by copying, the work of Andrea Mantegna, Antonio Pollaiuolo, and Lorenzo di Credi. His awareness of and lifelong interest in the theory of human proportions also began in Venice, quite possible because of Jacopo de' Barbari.
Upon his return to Nuremberg in 1495, Dürer embarked upon a career as printmaker and painter. The woodcut series, the Apocalypse, published in 1498, by reason of its innovative format, technical mastery, and the forcefulness of its imagery, made Dürer famous throughout Europe.
In the summer of 1505, the plague reappeared in Nuremberg and Dürer again set out for Venice. This time, however, he arrived as a well-known artist with a reputation based on his woodcuts and engravings. From Venice Dürer apparently went to the university city of Bologna to learn about perspective and then journeyed further south to Florence, where he saw the work of Leonardo da Vinci and the young Raphael, and to Rome.
Except for a few short journeys, Dürer remained in Nuremberg from 1507 until 1520. Dürer attracted the attention of Emperor Maximilian I who had visited Nuremberg in February 1512 and gave Dürer several commissions, including the marginal drawings for his prayerbook. The three so-called "Master Engravings": Knight, Death, and the Devil, of 1513, Saint Jerome in his Study, and Melancholia I both of 1514, raised the engraving technique to new heights and reflect Dürer's ongoing assimilation of Italian art and theory, and in the case of Melancholia I, Neoplatonic philosophy.
In his last years, Dürer became increasingly involved in his theoretical writings. His last and most important treatise, Four Books on Human Proportion, was published posthumously on 31 October 1528. A number of painted and engraved portraits were produced in these years, but the major work is the Four Apostles, dated 1526, that was presented to the city council in Nuremberg. The Apostles John the Evangelist, Peter and Paul and the Evangelist Mark are accompanied by inscriptions warning against false prophets.
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Dürer, Albrecht

Radierer: Denon, Dominique Vivant Zeichner: Denon, Dominique Vivant Datierung: 1762 / 1825

Dürer, Albrecht

Zeichner: Monogrammist A. P. (1750) Radierer: Vascellini, Gaetano Datierung: 1750 / 1805

Dürer, Albrecht

1645 / 1680

Dürer, Albrecht

Zeichner: Ferretti, Giovanni Domenico Stecher: Preißler, Georg Martin

Dürer, Albrecht

Zeichner: Ferretti, Giovanni Domenico Stecher: Preißler, Georg Martin

Dürer, Albrecht

Radierer: Kilian, Georg Christoph Datierung: 1734 / 1781

Dürer, Albrecht

Stecher: Gubitz, Friedrich Wilhelm

Dürer, Albrecht

Stecher: Knorr, Georg Wolfgang Verleger: Knorr, Georg Wolfgang Datierung: 1726 / 1760 Verlagsort: Nürnberg

Dürer, Albrecht

1751 / 1850

Dürer, Albrecht

Stecher: Walther, Johann Philipp Datierung: 1813 / 1868

Dürer, Albrecht

1645 / 1680

Dürer, Albrecht

Maler: Rottenhammer, Hans (1) Stecher: Kilian, Lucas

Dürer, Albrecht

1651 / 1750

Dürer, Albrecht

Maler: Rottenhammer, Hans (1) Stecher: Kilian, Lucas

Dürer, Albrecht

Stecher: Haid, Johann Jakob

Dürer, Albrecht

Stecher: Knorr, Georg Wolfgang Verleger: Knorr, Georg Wolfgang Datierung: 1726 / 1760 Verlagsort: Nürnberg

Dürer, Albrecht

1651 / 1750

Dürer, Albrecht

Stecher: Passini, Johann Nepomuk Verlag: Schumann, Gebr. Verlagsort: Zwickau

Dürer, Albrecht

Stecher: Schön, Erhard Maler: Gebel, Mathes

Dürer, Albrecht

Verleger: Moncornet, Baltazar Datierung: 1615 / 1668

Dürer, Albrecht

Stecher: Schön, Erhard Maler: Gebel, Mathes

Dürer, Albrecht

Stecher: Grohmann, Johann Gottfried

Dürer, Albrecht

Stecher: Kilian, Philipp Datierung: 1643 / 1693

Dürer, Albrecht

Stecher: Kilian, Philipp Datierung: 1643 / 1693

Dürer, Albrecht

Maler: Dürer, Albrecht Stecher: Leonard, Johann Friedrich

Dürer, Albrecht

Maler: Dürer, Albrecht Stecher: Leonard, Johann Friedrich

engraving after Albrecht Dürer from "The Temple ... With engravings after Albert Dürer"

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engraving after Albrecht Dürer from "The Temple ... With engravings after Albert Dürer"

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engraving after Albrecht Dürer from "The Temple ... With engravings after Albert Dürer"

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engraving after Albrecht Dürer from "The Temple ... With engravings after Albert Dürer"

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The Nativity (copy)

After Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

The Crucifixion (Round) (copy)

Jan (Johannes) Wierix (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1549–1615 Brussels)

The Virgin on the Crescent (copy)

After Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

Seven Angels with Trumpets, from the Apocalypse series

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

Engraved copies of The Little Passion

After Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

Christ Taking Leave of His Mother, after Dürer

Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, Argini (?) ca. 1480–before 1534 Bologna (?))

The Visitation, from The Life of The Virgin

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

Virgin and Child Seated by the Wall (reverse copy)

After Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

Saint Eustace (reduced reverse copy in oval)

After Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

Portrait of Ulrich Varnbuler

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

Christ bearing the Cross

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)