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Dürer, Albrecht (1471–1528)

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

Second edition

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199680276
Published online November 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744419
Dürer, Albrecht (1471–1528)

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painter and engraver, was born and died in Nuremberg. Despite the brilliance of his paintings, it is in his graphic work that his great importance lies. He is the greatest master of woodcut and copper-engraving, achieving a technical mastery and a range of expression never seen before or excelled since. Only Rembrandt, in etching, comes anywhere near him. Many of his graphic works were produced in series, beginning in ...

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Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art

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