German Renaissance Draughtsman, Engraver, Woodcutter and Painter. Born: March 21, 1471 – Part of the Holy Roman Empire (Modern Day Nuremberg, Germany) Died: April 6, 1528 – Part of the Holy Roman Empire (Modern Day Nuremberg, Germany)
Albrecht Dürer’s artworks overview the major creative periods, and highlight the greatest achievements by the artist.
Melencolia I (1514), this print a very early depiction of melancholia, or depression, is an integral image both in the production of the myth of the "suffering artist" and in the progression of artist’s depictions of their own mental health and anguish. Melencolia I forms part of a group of three plates called Meisterstiche (Master Engravings) from 1514, the other two titled St. Jerome in His Study and Knight, Death and the Devil.
Portrait of Emperor Maximilian I (1519), it has to be kept in mind that the portrait was painted after the emperor’s death. The work, therefore, became one of the final pieces in Maximilian’s series of artistic propaganda.
The Feast of the Rosary (1506), one of his most significant large-scale paintings. It skillfully combines characteristics of Northern-European art such as the highly detailed composition and the landscape in the background, with Venetian elements like the Sacra Conversazione motif and musical angels.