A greatly admired Renaissance artist with many gifts
Albrecht Dürer's works are on show in all of the most important art museums in the world. But the visitor to his home city of Nuremberg can also find traces of him there. The Germanische Nationalmuseum is one of the most important research centres on Albrecht Dürer and shows a number of his most important works. The Albrecht-Dürer house, part of the Albrecht-Dürer Trail, and his residence from the year 1509, allows a fascinating insight into his life and his art.
The "Praying Hands" and the "Young Hare" by Albrecht Dürer are among the most reproduced motifs in art history. One can only speculate whether this most famous artist of the Renaissance would have been pleased to find his art reproduced on bars of chocolate or on Christmas baubles. Because, born into the deeply religious late Middle Ages, he worked on the perfection of technology and expressive power with an earnestness and meticulous scientific approach yet to been seen in northern Europe. As well as his work as a painter, draughtsman and graphic artist, Albrecht Dürer wrote works on the study of proportion, geometry and fortress design.
The exhibit "The Early Dürer" in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum and the Year of Art 2012 had a well-known ambassador: The “little Dürer” from PLAYMOBIL.
In cooperation with the Nuremberg Convention and Tourist...
Albrecht Dürer's House, which has recently been restored, presents in a new concept the living and working quarters of one ofthe most famous painters and graphicartists in art history, namely Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528).
First monument in Germany dedicated in honor of an artist.