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.
ID: 63633 The Lamentation 1522 Silverpoint, 293 x 416 mm Kunsthalle, Bremen The corpse is leaning against the knee of the Magdalen, who is seated on the ground. The Virgin is raising Christ's head and holding his left arm on her lap. St John and Joseph of Arimathea are visible in half length. This is an extremely significant sketch for a painting in the late style, in which form is entirely saturated with expression.Artist:D?RER, Albrecht Title: The Lamentation Painted in 1501-1550 , German - - graphics : religious