Albrecht Dürer


Albrecht Dürer was a German painter and engraver. He lived most of his life in Nuremberg, painting, making prints and studying mathematics, geometry, and Christianity. He made many prints with religious themes, as well as paintings and projects representing daily life during the early Renaissance period. He is credited with producing the first self-portrait, being the greatest printmaker of all time, and inventing the basic principle of ray tracing.

The Art

Self-Portrait at 26: By Albrecht Dürer – Museo Nacional del Prado, Galería online, Public Domain, 
Praying Hands 1508: By Albrecht Dürer – Google Arts & Culture, Public Domain,
Hare 1502: By Albrecht Dürer – NgGmZAZW17zfhw at Google Cultural Institute maximum zoom level, Public Domain, 
Feast of Rose Garlands: By Albrecht Dürer – ngGI_fW-CrcSrw at Google Arts & Culture, Public Domain,
Four horsemen of the Apocalypse: By Dürer –, Public Domain, 
Knight, Death, and the Devil 1513: By Albrecht Dürer – National Gallery of Art., Public Domain, 




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Nürnberg, Germany: National Museum and Albrecht Dürer House
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