This is a fun week about pets, animals and art! The great master artist, Albrecht Durer, was primarily an engraver and printmaker, he was also a painter and “theorist”. During his lifetime (1471 – 1528) he created some of the most recognizable animal prints that people are familiar with today. He is also said to be one of the first European landscape artists.
Teresa and Suzanne talk about two important pieces, Young Hare I (1502), and Rhinoserus (1515) (his spelling). Both are fantastic works of art, one for it’s amazing attention to detail and shading, the other because of it’s remarkable likeness to an actual rhinoceros, though the artist had never seen one in real life. It takes a draughtsman with strong skills and vivid imagination to create an engraving that has such believability.
“I just want to reach in and pick up the hare” says Suzanne as they talk…
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