An exploration of the life and works of German artist Albrecht DÃ¼rer and his self-obsession.
The Italian Renaissance birthed the modern sense of self, and no artist from the period compares with Albrecht DÃ¼rer (1471-1528) in terms of the almost obsessive interest he displayed in his own life. DÃ¼rer’s works are filled with personal details from his day-to-day, his dreams, and his escapades. In this brief biography, David Ekserdjian explores DÃ¼rer’s life and times-his studies, travels, and influences-as well as his paintings, drawings, and prints. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in Renaissance or Northern European art.