the genius of albrecht dürer revealed in four self-portraits

The German artist Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) was one of the greatest figures of the Northern Renaissance. As a draughtsman and painter, he rivaled his elder contemporary Leonardo Da Vinci, and his masterful woodcuts and engravings of mythical and allegorical scenes made him famous across Europe. In the first half of his life, Dürer made a…

me, me, me …

… the Elizabethan earl who kept portrait painters busy for 30 years Article by Mark Brown, arts correspondent, The Guardian {Sunday 21 December 2014} First Earl of Leicester, Robert Dudley – a would-be suitor to Elizabeth I – sat for at least 20 portraits, says historian If you can tell a person by their collection of…