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 and Female Nudes
1516 Pen, 258 x 225 mm St?delsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt (The significance of the action has not yet been convincingly explained.) This is a drawing of great lightness with open, quite transparent patches of strokes. The line that characterizes the form is completely absorbed in ornamental beauty. In the background, behind the lower third of the height of the figures, there is an area of parallel horizontal lines ?a feature that recurs elsewhere.Artist:D?RER, Albrecht Title: Male and Female Nudes Painted in 1501-1550 , German - - graphics : study