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Albrecht Dürer

(1471—1528) German engraver and painter

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Albert of Brandenburg

Albert of Brandenburg  

(1490–1545), elector of the Holy Roman Empire, archbishop of Mainz and Magdeburg, and administrator of Halberstadt.He was the younger son (b. 28 June 1490) of John Cicero, elector of ...
Albertina

Albertina  

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Vienna. One of the world’s most celebrated collections of Old Master drawings and prints. It is named after Archduke Albert of Sachsen-Teschen (1738–1822), son of Augustus III, Elector of Saxony ...
Albrecht Altdorfer

Albrecht Altdorfer  

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(b ?Amberg, c.1480; d Regensburg, 12 Feb. 1538).German painter, printmaker, draughtsman, and architect, active in Regensburg, of which town he was a citizen from 1505 onwards. Nothing is recorded of ...
Andrea Mantegna

Andrea Mantegna  

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(b ?Isola di Carturo, Piazzolo, nr. Padua, c.1431; d Mantua, 13 Sept. 1506).Italian painter and printmaker, the leading artist in northern Italy throughout most of his career. He was the pupil and ...
Anton Koberger

Anton Koberger  

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(c.1440–1513),German publisher who introduced printing to Nuremberg in 1470 and sold his books through his sixteen shops and his network of agents throughout Europe. He published more than 200 ...
Anton Woensam

Anton Woensam  

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(1493/6 –1541).German painter and graphic artist specializing in woodcuts. Forty-five paintings and over 500 woodcuts are attributed to him. The family settled in Cologne in 1510 where Anton received ...
Antwerp: patronage and collecting

Antwerp: patronage and collecting  

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Now a province of Belgium (formerly part of the old duchy of Brabant), during the 16th century, partly because of its situation on the river Scheldt, Antwerp became the greatest ...
arms and armour

arms and armour  

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Personal weapons and protective clothing used in combat or for ceremonial purposes, regarded as objects of beauty as well as of practical use. In Europe armourers have invariably been workers in ...
Bassano

Bassano  

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Italian family of Venetian origin. They settled in England in the 1530s, and over the next 130 years or so played an important part in the musical life of the ...
Beham brothers

Beham brothers  

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German engravers. Hans Sebald (1500–50) and Barthel (1502–40) were amongst the most distinguished of the Little Masters. In 1525 they were expelled from Nuremberg for blasphemy. They were highly ...
Bellini

Bellini  

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Family of Venetian painters who played a dominant role in the art of their city for three-quarters of a century. Jacopo (b Venice, c.1400; d Venice, 1470/1) was the father of Gentile and Giovanni and ...
Bergmann, von Olpe, Johann

Bergmann, von Olpe, Johann  

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 (1455/60–1532) Swiss printer, priest, humanist.In Basel, he printed works by Reuchlin, Jakob Wimpfeling, and Sebastian Brant, producing famous editions of Geoffroy de La Tour Landry’s Livre du ...
bodycolour

bodycolour  

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Paint that is opaque rather than transparent. The term usually refers to opaque watercolour, which is also known as gouache.
book illustration

book illustration  

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The earliest printed books were illustrated with illuminations added by hand with a view to making the books resemble illuminated manuscripts. Subsequently books were illustrated with woodcuts and ...
British Museum

British Museum  

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London. The UK's major national museum, with enormously rich and varied collections covering world history and culture: it has magnificent holdings in classical antiquities, medieval art, prints and ...
Campagnola family

Campagnola family  

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Italian printmaker and draughtsman, Giulio Campagnola (c. 1482–c. 1516) was born in Padua, at the Ferrarese court in 1499, and was active in Venice in 1507. His figure style is ...
Christian Daniel Rauch

Christian Daniel Rauch  

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(b Arolsen, nr. Kassel, 2 Jan. 1777; d Dresden, 3 Dec. 1857).The leading German sculptor of the first half of the 19th century, active mainly in Berlin. His training ...
Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum

Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum  

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The name of the museum housing Cologne's main collection of paintings is a combination of the names of the two founders of the collection, Ferdinand Franz Wallraf (1748–1824) and Johann ...
colour prints and coloured prints

colour prints and coloured prints  

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From the earliest times woodcuts were issued with bright simple colouring, sometimes applied through stencils. By the Renaissance however, many artists, such as Dürer, abjured colour, while others ...
Conrad Meit

Conrad Meit  

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(b Worms, c.1475; d Antwerp, 1550/1).German sculptor. From about 1506 to 1510 he worked in Wittenberg at the court of Frederick the Wise, elector of Saxony, collaborating with Cranach. Soon ...

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