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Albrecht D rer Northern Renaissance

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    1. Albrecht Drer Northern Renaissance

    2. Northern Renaissance The Renaissance began in Italy in the late 1400s. The ideas and styles of Michelangelo, Davinci, Raphael, and other great Italian artists started to spread around Northern Europe in the early 1500s. The Northern Renaissance then lasted until about 1615. The art of the Northern Renaissance focused very much on daily life and nature rather than on religious subjects. The artists of this time worked hard to reflect very precise observation. The artists tried to paint exactly what they saw and used a lot of details in their paintings.

    3. Albrecht Drer Albrecht Drer was one of the most important Northern Renaissance artists. He was born in Germany in 1471 and died in 1528 (almost 500 years ago). He left thousands of watercolors and drawings and is considered the greatest printmaker ever. He also wrote the first book of mathematics in German and was interested in the application of math to the arts.

    4. The Young Drer Drers father was a goldsmith, which is an artisan who works with gold and other precious metals. He taught Albrecht to draw and to work on metal. At 15, Albrecht became an apprentice to a famous German artist and he learned to carve wood. Later he went to Northern Europe and to Italy to study art. Albrecht drew this picture of himself when he was 13 years old. He used a mirror to see himself. Do you like it? Why or why not?

    5. Drers Self-portraits Drer was one of the first artists to paint many self-portraits (pictures of himself). He made at least 12 self-portraits. Here are 3 of his self-portraits at age 22, 26, and 28 years old. Why do you think he wanted to paint himself? What is different or similar in each painting? Can you see the landscape in the background on the second portrait? Drer was one of the first European artists to introduce landscape in his works. Fo the kids: the elegant clothes seem to depict his international success. The status of artists during the Renaissance was elevated from manual laborer to that of hero and genius. Does he thinks himself as a genius? For the reader (not the kids): On the 3d portrait, Durer draw himself as Christ and he repeated this portrait on some religious work later on. Fo the kids: the elegant clothes seem to depict his international success. The status of artists during the Renaissance was elevated from manual laborer to that of hero and genius. Does he thinks himself as a genius? For the reader (not the kids): On the 3d portrait, Durer draw himself as Christ and he repeated this portrait on some religious work later on.

    7. Animals in Drers Art Drer was one of the first artists to view animals as a subject for art. This is one of his most famous watercolor paintings. What are some of the details in this painting? Can you see the little inscription/symbol at the bottom? That was Drers distinctive monogram.

    8. The Praying Hands This is a sketch Drer drew to be later painted as part of a panel in a church in Bavaria. The Church burned down in the 1700s, but this famous sketch remains. This is the most replicated (copied) drawing of Drers. What do you notice in this drawing?

    9. Printmaking By carving wood and engraving copper, Drer was able to make many (and fairly inexpensive) reproductions of the same picture. He was able to sell many reproductions of his art and became quickly famous throughout Europe. His most imaginative and extensive works are his printings. A reason for this is that printing allowed more freedom and experimentation than more public forms of art like painting and sculpture.

    10. Woodcut Woodcut is a technique in printmaking in which an image is carved into the surface of a block of wood. The printing parts are level with the surface while the non-printing parts are removed. The areas to show white are cut away with a knife, leaving the image to show in black at the original surface level. Then the wood would be inked and printed onto paper. Drer did lots of big scale woodcuts and depicted mostly religious themes. Observe the different highlights and shadows (this technique is called chiaroscuro).

    11. A rhinoceros arrived in Portugal from the Far East in 1514 and was not seen in Europe since the Roman times. Drer created first a drawing and then a woodcut from a description and sketch of an unknown artist. He never saw the live animal. Does this look like a real rhinoceros? Why or why not? It is possible that this was an extinct rhinoceros or that armor was put on the animal. What do you think? Because Durer lived in the Age of Discovery there was a lot of interest in animals and plants of other worlds. Durer was a curious man and shared this fascination with other lands. Because Durer lived in the Age of Discovery there was a lot of interest in animals and plants of other worlds. Durer was a curious man and shared this fascination with other lands.

    12. The Engraving Process Engraving, a new technique in the 15th century, consists of a process in which an image is scratched (engraved) onto a metal plate (generally copper), then inked, and printed onto paper. The main tools used were a type of carver tool called the burin.

    13. Drers Engravings Drer engraved many pictures that illustrated stories and symbols of Christianity. Because most people were illiterate (did not know how to read and write), the paintings of the time served as a way to teach people about religion. The stories reproduced in the pictures had many details. It takes a careful eye to spy everything that is in the picture. Can you spy: a snake eating an apple, a bull, a parrot, Drers name? What else can you see?

    15. Art Response Make engravings with scratch art or aluminum foil. Make woodcut-like pictures with rubber stamps or potato stamps. Draw self-portraits using a mirror. Make engravings on Styrofoam trays and ink/paint them; lay paper on top.