By Paola Trujillo
Famous Art Pieces
Durer's Rhinocero's was a woodcut made by Albrecht in 1515. The Rhinos had arrived in Libson where then the word got to Nuremburg. Rhinos were not common in Europe so it was rare for people from Europe to have seen a Rhino. When Albrecht received and read letters describing the Rhinos he took all that was written and came up with the woodcut of the Rhino.
Melencolia I was another of Albrecht's famous engraving pieces made in 1514. The painting shows many different objects; Hammer, Compass, Putto with Notebook, Keys, Bell, Purse, Bat, Wreath, Comet, Magic Square, and 1514, each having a meaning. Hammer=Carpenter, Compass=Mathematician, Putto with Notebook=Grammarian, Keys=Power, Bell=Eternity, Purse=Wealth, Bat=Darkness, Wreath=Plant believed to cure excessive melancholy, Comet= sign of Saturn, Magic Square=Numbers add up to 34 it was thought to be a talisman to attract Jupiter, 1514=The year Albrecht's mother died.
Knight Death and the Devil
This piece type of art was known as engraving is was an engraving done in 1513 and is one of the three master pieces. The print is believed to have been drawn engraved by Albrecht based on test for the book "The Handbook of a Christian Soldier" which was published in 1501. The meaning behind the painting is defined by the Knight, Death, and Devil. The piece shows a Knight traveling through a dark valley followed by head like Devil. Next to him Death rides on a pale horse and hold an hour glass to remind the knight of the short time he has of life.
Knight Death and the Devil
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