Albrecht Durer

By Paola Trujillo

Biography

Albrecht Durer was a renaissance because he was a painter, printmaker, mathematician, and theorist. He was considered one of the greatest artist of the German Renaissance in his time. He lived in Nuremberg and in Venice in Italy. Albrecht did not work for anyone in specific he did artwork that was affordable for most people and they would buy it. Albrecht's father was a goldsmith, his father taught Albrecht to engrave is his workshop. At the age of 13 he had developed his first self portrait in silverpoint.

Famous Art Pieces

Self Portrait

Albrecht had done other self portraits but his most famous portrait was his last portrait. This portrait was done by oil painting on wood. During the Renaissance most paintings were don't with common poses and carefully showed the prettiness of of the subject. However for this portrait Albrecht abandoned all of that and did his own style. In this portrait he showed a compelling, realistic subject.

Citations

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