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Excellent paper one of my best I spent several hours researching Albrecht Durer This is the best paper in the class Albrecht Durer Leonardo of the North Impressive though others may be the great German artist of the Northern Renaissance is Albrecht Drer 1471-1528 We know his life better than the lives of other artists of his time Drer traveled and found he says more appreciation abroad than at home The Italian influence on his art was of a particularly Venetian strain through the great Bellini who by the time Drer met him was an old man Drer was an extraordinarily learned person and the only Northern artist who fully infused the sophisticated Italian dialogue between scientific theory and art creating his exposition on proportion in 1528 Even though we know so much about his doings it is not easy to fathom his thinking Albrecht Drer was born in the imperial free city of Nuremberg on May 271471 at a time when the city was shifting from its Gothic past to a more progressive form of Renaissance Humanism Drers father a goldsmith departed Hungary to come to Nuremberg where he met and married Albrechts mother -- Barbara Hopkins At age 13 Drer accomplished an artistically precise and meticulous silverpoint entitled Self Portrait at age 13 This work of art not only reveals his premature aptitude as a youth but the unique details of northern art Albrecht Drer was first apprenticed to his father at age 14 during which time he learned techniques in metal working It would be these techniques and his own intrinsic talents that provide a stable base for his future engraving masterpieces Drer who did not care for goldsmithing was apprenticed to one of his fathers close friends painter and book illustrator Michael Wohlgmuth in 1486
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