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The Genius of German Renaissance - Albrecht Dürer
it feels so good to get into high antiquity and have a look at the great
masters whose works are still alive and admired. The art of 15th century
in Germany is marked with the period of Renaissance.
The revival of fine arts of that time was intensive and full of different
schools and trends. The brightest star on the Renaissance sky of Germany
was Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), a German painter, engraver, printmaker, mathematician, and theorist from Nuremberg. His high-quality woodcuts (nowadays often called Meisterstiche or "master prints") established his reputation and influence across Europe when he was still in his twenties, and he has been conventionally regarded as the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance ever since.
The most famous and outstanding artist of Germany of that time, Albrecht Dürer
greatly contributed to the development of art and science. Duerer had
an absolutely unique style of work, and he mostly polished it during his
two visits to Italy, where he got acquainted with the great Bellini, who
had a particular influence on his works. Dürer was exceptionally smart,
and this caused his own treatise on proportion in 1528. There are more
facts about Dürer than about any other artist of that time, and these
data state that Duerer was a very reserved person, and never let his emotions
out in front of the others. So they had to find their way in his fabulously
beautiful works; that is probably why they look so touching.
Dürer is often said to be Renaissance himself. It makes sense: his interest
in geometry and mathematical proportions, his curiosity in exploring the
world, his observations of nature, and his awareness of his own individual
potential demonstrate the spirit of German Renaissance.