Adam & Eve - Durer - Framed picture 11x14
Albrecht Durer was a German painter, printmaker, and theorist of the German Renaissance.
Durer established his reputation and influence across Europe when he was still young due to his high-quality woodcut prints. He was in communication with the major Italian artists of his time, including Raphael, Giovanni Bellini and Leonardo da Vinci, and from 1512 he was patronised by Emperor Maximilian I.
Durer's introduction of classical motifs into Northern art, through his knowledge of Italian artists and German humanists, has secured his reputation as one of the most important figures of the Northern Renaissance.
Durer exerted a huge influence on the artists of succeeding generations, especially in printmaking. His success in spreading his reputation across Europe through prints was undoubtedly an inspiration for major artists such as Raphael, Titian, and Parmigianino, all of whom collaborated with printmakers in order to promote and distribute their work.
Durer's study of human proportions and the use of transformations to a coordinate grid to demonstrate facial variation inspired similar work by D'Arcy Thompson in his book On Growth and Form.