Artist of the Reformation: The Story of Albrecht Durer

The Leonardo of the North was than just a gifted artist He was a writer, clever businessman, and apt teacher of students, and a man passionately interested in attracted to the theology of Martin Luther He did than just create works of art for wealthy patrons he also took advantage of the new technology of printing in order to bring his illustrations of the BibThe Leonardo of the North was than just a gifted artist He was a writer, clever businessman, and apt teacher of students, and a man passionately interested in attracted to the theology of Martin Luther He did than just create works of art for wealthy patrons he also took advantage of the new technology of printing in order to bring his illustrations of the Bible to a wide audience of ordinary people This biography focuses on Durer the man, rather than Durer the artist Joyce once again helps us to understand a historical figure by showing us his childhood, family, friends, and hopes and fears Filled with excerpts from Durer s own writings and illustrated with 30 of his most famous pieces At the death of Albrecht Durer, Martin Luther wrote, It is natural and right to weep for so excellent a man.
Artist of the Reformation The Story of Albrecht Durer The Leonardo of the North was than just a gifted artist He was a writer clever businessman and apt teacher of students and a man passionately interested in attracted to the theology of Martin Luthe

  • Title: Artist of the Reformation: The Story of Albrecht Durer
  • Author: Joyce McPherson
  • ISBN: 9781882514557
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Artist of the Reformation: The Story of Albrecht Durer”

    1. A great introduction to an amazing artist. It makes me want to learn more about him and spend time with his sketches, paintings and woodcuts. Favorite quotes:Love and delight are better teachers than compulsion.It is easier to cast blame on a thing than to make it better. Martin Luther's words on hearing of Durer's death: "It is natural and right to weep for so excellent a man."

    2. Born to a goldsmith and the daughter of a goldsmith, Albrecht Durer was trained in art from an early age, and taught by his father to make Jesus his foundation in art. As he became an established artist, Durer continued his childhood search for true beauty, and for the truth of the scriptures.My student and I used this book in our study of the Renaissance and Reformation. Though fictionalized, it is well researched and historically accurate to my knowledge. McPherson spins the story well, focusi [...]

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