Albrecht Durer: Diagraming Sincere Self and Legacy

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Albrecht Durer: Painting his Legacy in Himself. Albrecht Durer was born on May 21, 1471, in Nuremberg, Germany. He was the second out of eighteen children. Albrecht did not make paintings because he was paid to make them, although he was some times, he liked to freely paint. Durer was said to be the most admired artist in the history of German art because of his talent, ambition, and sharp wide-ranging intellect. In his lifetime Albrecht made some famous paintings, but not as famous as Da Vinci or Michelangelo. Durer began as an apprentice for his Dad as gold smith and took lessons with Michael Wolgemut. At the age of thirteen, he made his first self-portrait. "In his apprenticeship under Wolgemut, Durer learned the art of woodcut, which at the time was used primarily for illustrated books" ("ABOUT THE ARTIST"). This meant that he could carve an image on a piece of wood and then he could duplicate his paintings, for instance, his painting the "Rhinoceros" was first a sketch and he made a woodcut. He would spread the ink on the wood then press the wood tablet on a piece of paper. He was so talented that, "His woodcuts inspired the Holy Roman Emperor, Maximilian I to use the medium for colossal commemorative projects, in which Dürer played a leading part" ("Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)"). To add to his talent, he made about 930 paintings, many of those where self-portiats of him-self or other people, but he also did something that many other painters did not do. He made portraits of hands, animals and (DELETE) other anomalies of animals or humans. Durer was very versatile when it can to paintings and woodcuts. Durer was an ambitions man always wanting to learn and paint. His ambitious could be seen in every stroke and detail. Whenever he thought of an idea, he drew it. "His watercolors mark him as one of the first European landscape artists, while his ambitious…...

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