Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Albrecht Durer - Adam

Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) - Adam (1507)
Rwanda 20c Stamp Issue
Painting Held at the Museo del Prado, Madrid
Durer was the greatest German artist of the renaissance period.  This stamp depicts on half of his Adam and Eve masterpiece from 1507 - this was the first full scale nude painting ever made by a German artist, completed when he returned to Nuremberg after living in Italy for three years.

Durer was influenced by Giovanni Bellini and Leonardo da Vinci, in addition to being in contact with Raphael during his lifetime. 

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