Allegorical and beautifully detailed, Albrecht Durer’s “The Knight, Death and the Devil” depicts the steady path of the faithful through life’s difficulties. Durer (1471 – 1528), a painter and printmaker who created numerous altarpieces, religious works, portraits and copper engravings, is often called the greatest artist of the German Renaissance. Durer often applied the anatomical theories of Leonardo da Vinci, whom he greatly admired, to his own work.
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 giclée print offers beautiful color accuracy. Giclée (French for “to spray”) is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are sprayed onto the paper’s surface creating natural color transitions. The high-quality paper (235 gsm) is a great option for framing with its smooth, acid free surface.