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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 204 PROFILES IN ART

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)

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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; ...

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