Dürer /

Drawing on the latest research, this luxurious volume presents an exciting new interpretation of Dürer, both as a man and as an artist. Dürer's prints and drawings inspired centuries of artists both during his life and after his death. Yet his talent as a painter and colorist, and his enthusi...

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Main Author: Wolf, Norbert, 1949-
Other Authors: Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528.
Format: Book
Published: Munich ; New York : Prestel, 2011.
Edition:2nd ed.
Table of Contents:
  • I. Apprenticeship and journeyman years. "My desire led me more to painting"
  • The Nuremberg art trade
  • Travels as a journeyman: stops along the way
  • First trip to Italy: but when?
  • Between mimesis and imagination
  • II. The sign of genius. The Apocalypse: a book sensation
  • The end or a new awakening?
  • A new apelles
  • Self-portraits: the self enciphered
  • III. "... how I shall freeze after the sun". The new scholarly nobility
  • En route to Venice: from Augsburg to Carinthia
  • Once again in Venice
  • The Feast of the rose garlands
  • From the master's workshop
  • Domesticated sexuality
  • IV. Between technical merit and presentation. The "Pictures of the emperors"
  • In the service of Maximilian
  • Art spiritualized
  • The meisterstiche: three engravings and four temperaments?
  • V. Masterpieces of the late years. Uomo universale
  • The line as expressive trace
  • The sublime portraitist
  • The four apostles
  • VI. The theoretician. The relativity of beauty
  • VII. "His glorious art fills every land". Posthumous fame.