Dürer - Observer of Nature
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Master print-maker, draftsman, and the Renaissance man from Germany, Albrecht Dürer was a keen observer and recorder of flora and fauna. His watercolours also mark him as one of the first European landscape artists, while his ambitious woodcuts revolutionized the potential of that medium. Images courtesy: Albertina, Vienna.
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Wing of a Blue Roller, c. 1500 (or 1512), watercolour and bodycolour on parchment, heightened with white, 19.6 x 20 cm, Albertina, Vienna. Photograph: Albertina, Vienna
Woodland Pond, c. 1496, watercolour and bodycolour, 26.2 x 36.5 cm, The British Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings, London. Photograph: The British Museum, London
The Large Piece of Turf, 1503, watercolour and bodycolour, heightened with white, mounted on card, 40.3 x 31.1 cm, Albertina, Vienna. Photograph: Albertina, Vienna
Hare, 1502, watercolour and bodycolour, heightened with white, traces of an underdrawing at the right ear, 25 x 22.5 cm, Albertina, Vienna Photograph: Albertina, Vienna
A 'weierhaus' (Fisherman's House on a Pond), c. 1496, watercolour and bodycolour, 21.3 x 22.5 cm, The British Museum, London. Photograph: The British Museum, London
Willow Mill, after 1506 (?), pen and black ink (?), watercolour and bodycolour, 25.3 x 36.7 cm, Bibliothèque National, Département des Estampes et de la Photographie, Paris Photograph: Bibliothèque National, Département des Estampes et de la Photographie, Paris
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