It takes a gifted artist to become a great teacher and those who dare to teach never cease to learn.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Welcher aber ...

Whoever ... proves his point and demonstrates the prime truth geometrically should be believed by all the world (Albrect Dürer).
Albrech Dürer’s (1471 – 1528) ‘Das Grosse Rasenstück’ illustrates an ecologically accurate slice of a May meadow in Franconia. Dürer was supremely gifted and versatile German artist of the Renaissance era. He was engraver, printmaker, writes but also a painter. He introduced a new subject for the artist: Even the simplest detail in the nature is worth painting and nature should be studied for its own sake. Albrech Dürer was also a respected geometrician. Dürer's shell curve was presented in his work Instruction in measurement with compasses and straight edge (1525).
Botanical Art and Illustration Program offers a course in the series of “Drawing on Tradition: Naturalist Albrecht Dürer".

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