Albrecht Durer

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Art of Portraiture – Middle Ages to Restoration England

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Portraiture is a language of expression with its own grammar and vocabulary. During the fourteenth century paintings of individuals were given a third dimension

Albrecht Durer – Observing Nature

Albrecht Durer – Observing Nature

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As a young man in Germany Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) was apprenticed to Michael Wolgemut chief illustrator of the Nuremberg Chronicle. He traveled widely and his work as a painter only exceeded by his ability to engrave on metal. During the first decade of the sixteenth century he was depicting plants…

Nature & Durer

Nature & Durer

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During the medieval period (C6 – C13) hundreds of varieties of flowers were introduced into Europe via the Crusades. Secluded gardens provided a secret place for lovers away from prying eyes. ‘I found her in an arbour, sweet, under a bough’ is the sort of phrase that opened many a…