By Fedja Anzelewski
Albrecht Dürer (21 might 1471 – 6 April 1528) used to be a German painter, engraver, printmaker, mathematician, and theorist from Nuremberg. His top of the range woodcuts (nowadays known as Meisterstiche or «master prints») validated his recognition and impact throughout Europe while he was once nonetheless in his twenties, and he has been conventionally considered as the best artist of the Northern Renaissance ever because. His great physique of labor comprises altarpieces, non secular works, a number of photos and self-portraits, and copper engravings. The woodcuts, reminiscent of the Apocalypse sequence (1498), preserve a extra Gothic flavour than the remainder of his paintings. His recognized prints contain the Knight, dying, and the satan (1513), Saint Jerome in his research (1514) and Melencolia I (1514), which has been the topic of in depth research and interpretation. His watercolours additionally mark him as one of many first eu panorama artists, whereas his formidable woodcuts revolutionized the possibility of that medium.
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