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Albrecht Altdorfer Alexanderschlacht, Detail oil painting reproduction

Alexanderschlacht, Detail
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Albrecht Altdorfer
German 1480-1538 Albrecht Altdorfer Galleries He most often painted religious scenes, but is mainly famous as the first frequent painter of pure landscape, and also compositions dominated by their landscape. Taking and developing the landscape style of Lucas Cranach the Elder, he shows the hilly landscape of the Danube valley with thick forests of drooping and crumbling firs and larches hung with moss, and often dramatic colouring from a rising or setting sun. His Landscape with footbridge (National Gallery, London) of 1518-20 is claimed to be the first pure landscape in oil. He also made many fine finished drawings, mostly landscapes, in pen and watercolour. His best religious scenes are intense, sometimes verging on the expressionistic, and often depict moments of intimacy between Christ and his mother, or others. His most famous religious artwork is the The Legend of St. Sebastian and the Passion of Christ that decorated the altar in the St. Florian monastery in Linz, Austria. He often distorts perspective to subtle effect. His donor figures are often painted completely out of scale with the main scene, as in paintings of the previous centuries. He also painted some portraits; overall his painted oeuvre was not large.
Alexanderschlacht, Detail

Related Paintings to Albrecht Altdorfer :.
| El Greco-Fabula-50,5 cm x 63,6 cm-50,5 cm x 63,6 cm | Anthony van Dyck - William Feilding, 1st Earl of Denbigh | Michelangelo- (54) | Jean-Etienne Liotard - A Frankish Woman and Her Servant, ca. 1750 | Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida42 | | Noonday Rest | Wooded Landscape with Water Mill | Venus Mars | Boy from the Taylor Family | Medusa s raft |





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