Dürer Renaissance

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A term used since 1971 (the quincentenary of Albrecht Dürer's birth) to describe the increased interest in the German artist's work which developed in Europe c.1570–c.1630. He was praised both for his inventiveness and for his Catholic faith, and new editions of his three books on art theory were published. The designs of his prints were enormously influential and were copied and adapted for both paintings and sculptures. Deceptive copies of his engravings and woodcuts were produced in northern Europe, particularly by the Wierix brothers in Antwerp. Many copies are either unsigned or bear the false AD monogram.

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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