By (author) Martin Bailey
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Durer by Martin Bailey
Book DescriptionAlbrecht Durer (1471-1528) was one of the greatest artists of the Northern Renaissance, remarkable for the range and versatility of his work. His woodcuts and engravings made him famous throughout Europe and he is still regarded as one of the most brilliant printmakers of all time. Durer was equally successful at religious and secular subjects, paining magnificent altarpieces and powerful portraits. He also produced an impressive range of drawings and watercolours in a variety of media. The son of a Hungarian goldsmith, Durer grew up in Nuremberg, a town half-way between the Netherlands and Italy, and he found inspiration in the work of painters of both these major artistic centres of his time. But rather than simply imitating what others were doing, Durer was very much an innovator; he is the first artist who is known to have painted a self-portrait and to have done a landscape painting of a specific scene. This book contains some of his best-loved works, including A Young Hare and Praying Hands.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780714833347
(305mm x 225mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Martin Bailey
Martin Bailey is a former arts correspondent at the Observer. He contributes regularly to the Art Newspaper and his publications include Van Gogh: Letters from Provence (1990).
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