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Albrecht Dürer

(b Nuremberg, 21 May 1471; d Nuremberg, 6 Apr. 1528). German printmaker, painter, draughtsman, and writer, the greatest figure of Renaissance art in northern Europe. He was the ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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...is the beginning of wisdom’; beneath them is the ‘ * et amicorum ’ inscription. © The Trustees of the British Museum (Bookplates, 1) Margaret M. Smith G. Bartrum , Albrecht Dürer and His Legacy (2002) A. M. Hind , An Introduction to a History of Woodcut (1935; repr. 1963) W. Kurth , The Complete Woodcuts of Albrecht Dürer (1927; repr. 1963) E. Panofsky , The Life and Art of Albrecht Dürer , 3e...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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2005
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...faction. Hutchison, Jane Campbell . Albrecht Dürer: A Biography . Princeton, 1990. Chronologically evaluates the surviving documentation associated with Dürer's life. Includes material about Dürer's relationship with Luther. Extensive bibliography. Panofsky, Erwin . The Life and Art of Albrecht Dürer . 4th ed. Princeton, 1971. Chronologically presented interpretations of most images. Challenging Panofsky's conclusions is often the focus of recent Dürer scholarship. Strauss, Walter L. , ed. Albrecht Dürer: Woodcuts and Wood Blocks . New York, 1980. Over two...

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World Encyclopedia

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..., Albrecht ( 1471–1528 ) German painter , engraver , and designer of woodcuts , the greatest artist of the n Renaissance . During Dürer's visits to Italy, he was influenced by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci . His personal synthesis of n and s European traditions deeply affected European art. Dürer's album of woodcuts, The Apocalypse ( 1498 ), established him as a supremely talented graphic artist. His paintings include The Feast of the Rose Garlands ( 1506 ) and Four Apostles ( 1526 ), which reveal his preoccupation with Lutheranism...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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2014
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..., Albrecht ( 1471–1528 ), German painter and engraver . His religious paintings include some famous altar-pieces. His woodcuts, which were widely used as illustrations of the Bible, influenced Italian painters. His engravings are characterized by closely observed landscape backgrounds. Although he never renounced the Catholic faith, he was sympathetic to the Reformation...

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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2009
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...a passionate collector of Dürer, bought the Pirkheimer library with many books illuminated by the artist. The northern Renaissance aroused little enthusiasm in 18th‐century England, but interest revived in the 19th century. James Thomson 's City of Dreadful Night contains a long description of Melencolia , which in turn reappears in Rudyard Kipling . John Ruskin , D. G. Rossetti , and George Eliot all admired him. See E. Panofsky , The Life and Art of Albrecht Dürer ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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2009
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...reformers of his day, some of whom he recorded in vivid portraits. The three best collections of Dürer's drawings are in the Albertina in Vienna, the Staatliche Museum in Berlin, and the British Museum in London. F. Winkler , Die Zeichnungen Albrecht Dürers (4 vols., 1936–9); W. L. Strauss , The Complete Drawings of Albrecht Dürer (6 vols., New York, 1974, with suppl. [1977]), both listing and reproducing his drawings. F. Anzelewsky , Albrecht Dürer: Das malerische Werk ([1971]; 2nd edn., 2 vols., 1991), listing and illustrating his paintings....

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David H. Price

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

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2016
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...Bibliography Anzelewsky, Fedja . Albrecht Dürer: Das malerische Werk . 2d ed. 2 vols. Munich: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 1991. Christensen, Carl C. Art and the Reformation in Germany . Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1979. Dürer, Albrecht . Dürer: Schriftlicher Nachlass . 3 vols. Edited by Hans Rupprich . Berlin: Deutscher Verein für Kunstwissenschaft, 1956. Hutchison, Jane C. Albrecht Dürer: A Biography . Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1990. Panofsky, Erwin . The Life and Art of Albrecht Dürer . Princeton, N.J.: Princeton...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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2005
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..., Albrecht ( 1471–1528 ), German painter and engraver, born on 21 May 1471 in Nuremberg, the son of a goldsmith; his earliest surviving self-portrait, a silverpoint drawing now in the Albertina in Vienna, was drawn in 1484 , when Dürer was 13, which implies that he was trained in drawing by his father before entering the workshop of Michael Wolgemut in 1484 . Dürer's godfather was the printer Anton Köberger , and through him the young Dürer had access to the humanists of Nuremberg, particularly Koberger's close friend Willibald Pirkheimer . In ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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..., Albrecht ( b Nuremberg, 21 May 1471 ; d Nuremberg, 6 Apr. 1528 ). German printmaker, painter, draughtsman, and writer, the greatest figure of Renaissance art in northern Europe. He was the son of a goldsmith, Albrecht Dürer the Elder, who trained him in his profession. Both his grandfathers had also been goldsmiths, but from an early age Dürer had intellectual ambitions that reached far beyond the confines of the medieval craftsman’s workshop. His godfather was Anton Koberger , Nuremberg’s leading publisher, whose books were sent all over...

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The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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2005
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..., Albrecht (Nuremberg, 1471–1528 , Nuremberg), the son of a goldsmith, who settled in Nuremberg in 1455 . Dürer studied painting in Nuremberg under Michael Wolgemut from 1486 to 1490 , and then spent four years in various cities on the Rhine (Colmar, Basel, and Strasburg). He was married in Nuremberg in 1494 , and visited Venice in 1495 . From 1500 to 1506 he was again in Venice, visiting also other Italian cities. He was in the Netherlands in 1520–1 . The greater part of his life was spent in his native city, painting, drawing, and engraving in...

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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2003
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...new standards of technical mastery. Dürer was born in Nuremberg, second son of Albrecht Dürer the elder , a goldsmith from Hungary, who had trained in the Netherlands, and godson of Anton Koberger , one of Germany's foremost printers and publishers. Until the age of 5 he lived in a house behind that of the rich patrician and humanist Willibald Pirckheimer , and at 15 he was apprenticed to the leading painter and book illustrator in Nuremberg, Michael Wolgemut . These four men exercised a powerful influence on Dürer and determined to some degree his...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (5 ed.)

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2015
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..., Albrecht ( b Nuremberg , 21 May 1471 ; d Nuremberg , 6 Apr. 1528 ). German printmaker , painter , draughtsman , and writer , the greatest figure of Renaissance art in northern Europe. He was the son of a goldsmith, Albrecht Dürer the Elder, who trained him in his profession. Both his grandfathers had also been goldsmiths, but from an early age Dürer had intellectual ambitions that reached far beyond the confines of the medieval craftsman's workshop. His godfather was Anton Koberger, Nuremberg's leading publisher, whose books were sent all...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture (2 ed.)

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2013
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..., Albrecht ( 1471–1528 ) , painter and engraver, was born and died in Nuremberg. Despite the brilliance of his paintings, it is in his graphic work that his great importance lies. He is the greatest master of woodcut and copper-engraving, achieving a technical mastery and a range of expression never seen before or excelled since. Only Rembrandt, in etching, comes anywhere near him. Many of his graphic works were produced in series, beginning in 1498 with the woodcuts of the Apocalypse , where he not only made the blocks for the illustrations (which...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...0Albrecht Albrecht Dürer 1471 – 1528 German painter and engraver Simplicity is the greatest glory of art. recalled by Melancthon; William Bell Scott Albert Durer: His Life and Works ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...0Albrecht Albrecht Dürer 1471 – 1528 German painter and engraver He that would be a painter must have a natural turn thereto. Love and delight therein are better teachers of the Art of Painting than compulsion is. Third Book of Human Proportions (written c. 1512–3) introduction; William Martin Conway Literary remains of Albrecht Dürer (1889) love and delight therein teachers of the Art of Painting teachers of the Art of painting Simplicity is the greatest glory of art. often quoted as,‘Simplicity is the greatest adornment of art’ recalled by...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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(b Nuremberg, 21 May 1471; d Nuremberg, 6 Apr. 1528).German printmaker, painter, draughtsman, and writer, the greatest figure of Renaissance art in northern Europe. He was the son of a goldsmith, ...
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A copperplate engraving executed by A. Dürer in 1513. It plays a part in C. F. Meyer's Huttens letzte Tage and in F. Dürrenmatt's Der Verdacht.

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