Albrecht Dürcher • Goes South, and his goal is to reform Northern art • Wants to make Northern art more systematic through geometry • Emphasizes the technical, in particular the geometric • Imposes geometry on the human body, finds it in the human body • Says Northern artists were taught improperly • Apollo Belvedere is Italian model for male body • Medici Venus model is Italian for female body • Durer’s Adam has well different upper body, and different poses o Leaf hints at shame that Adam will eventually feel o Not as much emphasis on texture o Thinking of Italian ideal/ hair, read brushwork to indicate hair o Looks youthful, may read as feminine • Durer’s eve o Not very much interest in rendering female body o Sloping shoulders o Not posed in contrapasto o Pale skin, semi-idealized physiognomy • Achievement lies in printing, woodblock, etc • Lines before were very thick, didn’t delineate mass • Woodblock vs. engraving • Father is a goldsmith, so learns to do engraving
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