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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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German painters are also globally competitive, including Albrecht Altdorfer, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Matthias Grunewald, Hans Holbein the Younger and the well-known Albrecht Durer in the Renaissance period; Cosmas Damian Asam from the Baroque period; and modern artists Anselm Kiefer, romantic Caspar David Friedrich, the surrealist Max Ernst, the conceptualist Joseph Beuys, or Wolf Vostell or the neo-expressionist Georg Baselitz.
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Whether it was Will Grohmann, Arnold Bode, or Werner Haftmann in the West attempting to construct a lineage of uncontaminated German culture from Kandinsky's abstract expressionism of 1912 to the hysterical West German adulation of American Abstract Expressionism in 1959, or whether it was the East Berlin taskmasters of a Zhdanovian socialist realism (particularly insidious in the cases of Wolfgang Mattheuer, Sitte, and Werner Tubke) claiming to carry on the great legacy of German realist painting from Altdorfer to Cranach or the lesser but more deeply engraved populist tradition from Wilhelm Leibl to Wilhelm Trubner, the first ten years after the founding of the dual republics were marked by deep deceptions.
He came to know the works of such greats as Hieronymus Bosch, Peter Bruegel the Elder, and Albrecht Altdorfer.
Jones argues that Marlowe's imagination was captured by the same fascination with vastness that emerged in sixteenth-century Europe generally, especially as manifested in the gigantic battle scenes of painters such as Albrecht Altdorfer, where thousands of soldiers might be depicted fighting on every square inch of a vast plain set in an apocalyptic landscape.
For example, Schama demonstrates convincingly how nationalism in Germany was inseparable from its extensive "wild" forest areas, from the sixteenth-century paintings of the landscape artist Albrecht Altdorfer to the twentieth-century mythology of the Nazis.
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