Albrecht Dürer: Master Drawings, Watercolors, and Prints from the Albertina
Andrew Robison et al.
Just as Leonardo de Vinci is to Renaissance Italy, Albrecht Dürer (1471 – 1528) is the reigning genius of the Northern European Renaissance. Dürer created paintings and portraits and wrote theoretical treatises on many subjects, yet his greatest and most influential works were his drawings, watercolors, engravings, and woodcuts. The Albertina in Vienna houses the preeminent collection of Dürer’s finished drawings and watercolors, many of them masterpieces acquired by Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II. This volume includes more than eighty watercolors and drawings from the Albertina, among them The Great Piece of Turf and Praying Hands, as well as related engravings and woodcuts. Dürer’s refined precision, exquisite craftsmanship, and life and work are discussed in the context of the Albertina’s magnificent collection.
368 pages | 215 color images | 9.5 x 12 inches