The Complete Drawings of Albrecht Dürer - Vol. 6

The Complete Drawings of Albrecht Dürer - Vol. 6

The Complete Drawings of Albrecht Dürer - Vol. 6

The Complete Drawings of Albrecht Dürer - Vol. 6

Synopsis

Drawings, like extemporaneous words of a writer, are the most intimate, unpolished reflections of the mind. Albrecht Dürer has left us a legacy of some two thousand drawings and sketches on a multitude of subjects. In conjunction with his meticulously planned and finished paintings woodcuts, and engravings, these drawings allow us a unique understanding of Dürer as artist and as man, and thus, of the life and thought of a Renaissance personality. Dürer frequently asserted in his writings that things apprehended visually were better understood and more easily retained than things merely heard (or read). By providing us with so very many visual images, in addition to his literary remains, he has happily presented us with a comprehensive visual history of the life of his age, one which cannot be matched in cold type. A study of Dürer’s works, especially the drawings, is an excursion not only into art history, but indeed into the history of mankind itself.

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