An examination of Durer’s drawings of his own body, as distinct from his explicit self-portraits, and their meaning for the artist himself and for his place in Western European art. From The Council of The Frick Collection Series. Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) was a German painter, printmaker, and theorist of the German Renaissance.
Beautifully illustrated with 31 B/W plates. References. Notes. 61p.
Illustrated in color and black-and-white. Measures 9.25×10.75 inches. 231p.
Establishes the unique place of etching in the shifting social terrain of 18th-century Paris, and explores an artistic context in which conventional hierarchies of genre and medium were breached.
Features Watteau, Boucher, Fragonard, Hubert Robert, and others.
Topics include technique and practice, experimentation, and the crucial role of the amateur.