Albrecht Durer (1471 – 1528) was a German painter, printmaker and theorist from Nuremberg. His still-famous works consist of the Apocalypse woodcuts, Knight, Death, and the Devil (1513 ), Saint Jerome in his Study (1514) and Melencolia I (1514 ), which has been the subject of comprehensive analysis and analysis. His watercolours mark him as one of the first European landscape artists, while his ambitious woodcuts revolutionized the potential of that medium. Durer's introduction of classical motifs into Northern art, through his knowledge of Italian artists and German humanists, have protected his credibility as one of the most essential figures of the Northern Renaissance. This is strengthened by his theoretical treatise which include principles of mathematics, perspective and perfect proportions.

His prints established his track record throughout Europe when he was still in his twenties, and he has actually been conventionally regarded as the best artist of the Renaissance in Northern Europe ever since.

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