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Eye Candy for Today; Durer’s Tuft of Cowslips

Tuft of Cowslips, Albrecht Durer Gouache on vellum; roughly 8 x 7 inches (19 x 17 cm); in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, DC, which has zoomable and downloadable images. There is also a zoomable version on the Google Art Project. Like Read More …

The Nativity, Albrecht Durer

The Nativity, Albrecht Durer Engraving, in the collection of the national Gallery of Art, DC, which has both zoomable and downloadable files. There is also a zoomable file on the Google Art Project and a downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons. In this beautiful early 16th Read More …

Durer’s Great Piece of Turf

Like his remarkable Hare, Albrecht Durer’s study in watercolor, pen and ink of a clump of earth containing an assortment of wild plants, known as the Great Piece of Turf, is a remarkable example of the artist’s penetrating powers of observation and brilliant rendering. Like Read More …

Durer’s Melencolia I

Meloncolia I, Albrecht Dürer. One of the most iconic engravings by one of art’s great printmakers, Melelcolia (an archaic spelling of melancholia) is filled with symbols of alchemy and carpentry (architecture), along with various measuring tools, an hourglass, a polyhedron and a “magic square” — Read More …

Eye Candy for Today: Durer’s Hare

Hare (or Field Rabbit), by Albrecht Durer. Watercolor and bodycolor. Stunning mastery of water media, and one of the most clear, focused and beautiful examples of artistic observation I’ve ever seen. Wow. On Google Art Project. Click on the image for zoom controls. Original is Read More …