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Albrecht Altdorfer

 

Albrecht Altdorfer

 

Personal Details:

Name

Albrecht Altdorfer

Place of birth

Germany

Date of Birth

1480

Date of Death

12 February 1538

Nationality

German

Field

Landscape Painting

Popular Paintings

The Battle of Issus/Alexander,St George and the Dragon,Crucifixions

Museum

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Movement

Renaissance

 

Career:

       He is well known for his enormous panoramic battle scenes in which his use of lights created movement and drama. On a smaller scale, he additionally  painted some of the first true landscapes.He is well-known for his expansion of landscape as a main pictorial feature.It is believed that he was immensely impressed  by the scenic beauty of  the Austrian Alps when  he travelled  down the Danube into Austria  in the year 1511.Albrecht Atdorfer also made and indepth study about the effects of light .He was the city architect of  Ratisbon and his pictures consisted of sophisticated pictures due to his wide architectural interests.One of his widely appreciated painting includes The Battle of Issus or of (Alexander).His other paintings include St George and the Drago and Susanna and the Elders.

Works of  Albrecht Altdorfer:

 

Battle of Issus Crucifixion St George and the Dragon