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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dürer, Albrecht


Self-Portrait at 26
1498
Oil on panel
52 x 41 cm
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

Dürer, Albrecht (1471 – 1528)
Albrecht Dürer was a German painter.
Dürer's introduction of classical motifs into Northern art, through his knowledge of Italian artists and German humanists, have secured his reputation as one of the most important figures of the Northern Renaissance.
This is reinforced by his theoretical treatises, which involve principles of mathematics, perspective and ideal proportions.