Albrecht Dürer (May 21, 1471 – April 6, 1528) was a German from Nuremberg. He was known for being a painter, printmaker, engraver, mathematician and theorist. His use of watercolors made him one of the first European landscape artists, but his woodcuts gave him a completely different reputation. He was an important Northern Renaissance artist. Dürer had a huge influence on later artists, especially in printmaking.


Here are a few of his most important works of art and their explanations.

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(1500, Self Portrait)

His main artworks include altarpieces and religious works, portraits and self-portraits, and copper engravings.


This artwork is called Adam and Eve. Durer was very fascinated with ideal human proportions, and both of these figures are shown as
nearly symmetrical idealized poses.
Four of the animals represent the medieval idea of the four emotional natures. The cat is irritable, the rabbit sanguine, the ox is calm, and the elk melancholic.

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Adam and Eve, 1504 (Germany)

  1. ^ "Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History." Albrecht Dürer: Adam and Eve (19.73.1). Web. 21 May 2012. <http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/19.73.1>.


    "Adam and Eve (Dürer)." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 05 Apr. 2012. Web. 21 May 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_and_Eve_(Dürer)>.


    "Durer." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 14 May 2012. Web. 21 May 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durer>.