Although Germany’s Renaissance is lesser known than Italy, Denmark or France, Albrecht Durer is celebrated as the master of the movement. Born in 1471 in Nuremberg, Durer was a goldsmith’s apprentice to his father, but he was also an accomplished printmaker, engraver and theoretician, which sharpened his keen sense of proportion and realistic detail. His vast body of work spans nature, figurative, and fantastical religious art, even including graphic design elements. While traveling, he developed a love of Italian art, even including elements into his own work.
This intaglio print was produced in a limited edition of 300.
This fine art print was created using an intaglio etching process. Intaglio printing is an intensive labor of love in which the artist creates an image with varnish or waxes over a zinc or copper plate, and burns the image into the metal using an acid solution. Inks are applied to the metal plate and each print is pulled by hand.