b.May 21, 1471, Imperial Free City of Nernberg [Germany]
d.April 6, 1528, Nernberg
Albrecht Durer (May 21, 1471 ?C April 6, 1528) was a German painter, printmaker and theorist from Nuremberg. His still-famous works include the Apocalypse woodcuts, Knight, Death, and the Devil (1513), Saint Jerome in his Study (1514) and Melencolia I (1514), which has been the subject of extensive analysis and interpretation. His watercolours mark him as one of the first European landscape artists, while his ambitious woodcuts revolutionized the potential of that medium. D??rer introduction of classical motifs into Northern art, through his knowledge of Italian artists and German humanists, have secured his reputation as one of the most important figures of the Northern Renaissance. This is reinforced by his theoretical treatise which involve principles of mathematics, perspective and ideal proportions.
His prints established his reputation across Europe when he was still in his twenties, and he has been conventionally regarded as the greatest artist of the Renaissance in Northern Europe ever since.
Male Nude with a Glass and Snake
so-called Asclepius c. 1500 Pen drawing, green ink, 325 x 205 mm Staatliche Museen, Berlin This pen drawing of the so-called Asclepius, the classical god of medicine, is one of D?rer's earliest studies of proportion. The design sketch proves that the figure was originally laid out as a study of proportion. The muscular detail of the body is similar to that of Adam in the copper engraving dating from 1504.Artist:D?RER, Albrecht Title: Male Nude with a Glass and Snake, so-called Asclepius Painted in 1501-1550 , German - - graphics : study