Durer: Watercolours & Drawings
Non-fiction , 1993
Benedikt Taschen Books
Five full centuries lie between us and the life of Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528). His ability to represent a subject with an absolute fidelity to every detail seemed miraculous to his contemporaries, and still astounds us now: we need only think of his water-colours of plants and animals.
In addition, Dürer was the first painter to devote such close attention to the art of the self-portrait. No artist before him painted as many as he.