Albrecht Dürer – what’s not to love about his incredible artworks?

“Young Hare” after Albrecht Dürer 1502

My attempt to copy a Master whose works I have admired greatly. Albrecht was born on 21st May, 1471 in Nürnberg, Germany and died 6th April, 1528, Nürnberg. Generally regarded as the greatest German Renaissance artist. From altarpieces and religious works to portraits and self-portraits and copper engravings his works were extensive.
Durer combined gouache (an opaque watercolour and one of my favourite mediums) with watercolours to outline the animals and birds blending and highlighting vivid colours to illustrate the plummage and fur. His meticulous detail is fascinating. Many likened his work to that of Da Vinci and Michelangelo,although his focus was not on human anatomy.

Something worth checking out:

A Dürer Retrospective Celebrates His Remarkable Drawings

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