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Dürer, Albrecht (1471–1528)

  1. Reinhard J. Buss

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc0457

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

How to Cite

Buss, R. J. 2011. Dürer, Albrecht (1471–1528). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

Abstract

Born in Nuremberg, Germany, Dürer is considered to be the greatest artist of the German Renaissance. His innovative creations and vast output place him on a par with such celebrated contemporaries as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Approximately 1,300 of his works can still be found in art galleries and private collections around the world. Dürer is known for his self-portraits, portraits, altar paintings, etchings in wood and copper, chronicles, and theoretical writings.

Keywords:

  • Dürer, Albrecht (1471–1528);
  • artist of the German renaissance;
  • the black death, 1500;
  • pictorial, prophetic visions of St. John;
  • the four horsemen of the apocalypse;
  • Christ's passion;
  • the greatest living painter;
  • Dürer, and art of copper engraving;
  • knight, death and the devil, Dürer and the reformation;
  • renaissance in art, Italy and northern Europe;
  • Dürer, Albrecht (1471–1528)