|DAY 204||PROFILES IN ART|
DESTINED FOR GREATNESS
Albrecht Dürer was an accomplished painter, draughtsman, and printmaker whose profound methodological, mathematical, and scholarly approaches to his crafts established him as the premier artist of the German Renaissance. A highly intelligent man, Dürer wrote a number of theoretical discourses on proportion and perspective in art. Evidently conscious of his own talent and virtuosity, the artist also had a penchant for creating flattering self-portraits.
Dürer was born in Nuremberg, Germany. As a teen, he apprenticed with painter and woodcut artist Michael Wolgemut; ...