Albrecht Altdorfer


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Altdorfer, Albrecht

(äl`brĕkht ältdôr`fər), 1480–1538, German painter and engraver. He served as city architect of Regensburg, where much of his life was spent. Although influenced by Dürer, Altdorfer's works are less severe in mood. Altdorfer may have been the first German to paint pure landscape, of which the Danube Landscape at Regensburg (1522–25) is typical. His varied subject matter included allegorical and biblical themes such as Susannah at the Bath (1526) and Birth of the Virgin (c.1521). The Battle of Alexander (1529) displays his penchant for detailed, panoramic vistas. All four works are in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich. Equally skilled at woodcutting and engraving, Altdorfer often executed one subject in a variety of media.
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Wood, Albrecht Altdorfer and the Origins of Landscape (London: Reaktion Books, 1993).
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Painting: The Battle of Issus, 1529, Albrecht Altdorfer, Alte Pinakothek, Munich.
Painter, draftsman, engraver, and architect Albrecht Altdorfer (1480-- 1538) was the first painter in German Renaissance art to depict fantastic landscapes.
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1520, Albrecht Altdorfer, National Gallery, London.
He eliminated Lot's wife, who had been increasingly pushed into the background by other artists such as Albrecht Durer [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 9 OMITTED], or even deleted as Albrecht Altdorfer had done [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 16 OMITTED].
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