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“I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.”

Duerer, Four Books on Human Proportions


Duerer was  a German painter who was as known as the greatest Northern Renaissance artist. He was also printmaker, draughtsman and the art theorist. His extensive works included altarpieces and religious works, numerous portraits, self portraits and copper engravings.Especially the engravings and the woodcuts made  him famous  across Europe. Most of the art critics still mention that he is still one of the greatest printmakers.His woodcuts like Apocalypse series resume a more likely Gothic characters than the rest of his works.

The Italian influence on his works and they were mostly consisted of Venetian strain through Bellini. He was not  imitating what his colleagues had done but he was an innovator. For instance, he was the one who painted self-portrait and also painted a landscape painting of a specific scene.

Most of the artist from North and South admired his works. In the 16th century, it was seen that a new type of patron was emerged. Purchasing pictures which was newly developed  medium of woodcut printing became considerable approach between the bourgeois. Additionally, interest of Humanism and science books were illustrated with woodcuts.






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