Art of Albrecht Dürer

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

The following drawings are by [ Albrecht Dürer ] [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albrecht_Dürer ] (1471 to 1528).

This guy is amazing. A master of illustration book, probably the top 3 among all artists i admire. Also, consider his era. There are others of his era, such as Michelangelo, but their work i don't find attractive at all, usually a religious crap or flat or ugly shits.

Albrecht Durer   Melencolia I s
“Melencolia I”. 4918×6257
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Note the magic square on the upper right. The numbers sum to the same in any row/column/diagonal. The big blocky shape on the left is called a truncated rhombohedron. There are quite a few other allusions. of interest to math buffs. See: [ Melencolia I ] [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melencolia_I ].

Albrecht Durer St Jerome in his study 49686 s
3049×3971 [ St. Jerome in His Study ] [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Jerome_in_His_Study_%28D%C3%BCrer%29 ]
Durer self portrait 28
Durer's self portrait. [ image source 2010-05-18 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Durer_self_portarit_28.jpg ]