“What beauty is, I know not, though it adheres to many things.”
Albrecht Durer was born on May 21st 1471, in Nuremberg, Germany. He was one of the first artists to become famous throughout Europe in his own lifetime.
He was a painter, designer, draughtsman, goldsmith, musician and a writer. He also studied anatomy, mathematics, proportions, perspective and he completed a manual of geometry. His vast body of work also includes altarpieces and religious works, numerous portraits and self-portraits and copper engravings. He engraved metal plates which were then inked and pressed onto paper to make many black and white prints which sold well throughout Europe.
We were inspired by his watercolour botanicals and created a rainy background to showcase our spring tulips.
* This project was inspired by a wax resist painting on A Faithful Attempt*