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Notes for Final 01:16 Albrect Durer (1471-1528) born in Nuremburg changes role of painting in Renaissance first artist outside of Italy to beome an international celebrity primarily a painter, but printmaker and theoretician also consumed with self image o really sets him apart from other artists o sitting very formally in Italiante self-portrait Italiante Self-Portrait     White gloves, not conducive of the life of a painter Very fashionable attire, fashioning an identity that’s opposite of his social status Called self-fashioning (suggesting something other than his true identity) Shows Alps to suggest his education in the Arts of Italy (journeyed there twice) Self-Portrait, 1484     13 years old, early obsession with himself only purpose to capture his own likeness (called Autonomous self-portrait when no other  reason) whole idea of self portrait starts with him at 13 years old silverpoint- very difficult to work with o tarnished silver over period of time (when use chemicals on the actual paper) o basically ‘blind drawing’ because lines don’t show up immediately
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inscription at top o ‘Albrect did this and he did this in silverpoint’ o added in 1520s o went back and added because he realized how important it was o he knew his paintings would be studied interest in oneself is a product of humanism: interest in man’s accomplishments o used to be interest in god’s accomplishments Self-Image in a Fur-lined Coat     Christ-like; very intentional Life size Monogram = Albrect Durer or Anne Domini (year of our lord) “I, myself, Albrect Durer of Nuremburg painted myself of indelible colors painted at the age of  28” o inscribed on portrait in Latin o church in Latin, so this is a universal language that everyone could read ‘gesture of benediction’ is turned in on himself, he’s not offering that gesture imago- image; and not a real representation of the divine in front of us o Durer as the image, not as the real person Veronica’s Veil     o Heightened interest in Christ’s physical appearance o Image of Veronica’s veil (Veronica gave veil to Christ as he carried the cross, he returned  and had perfect image of Christ on it) o Veronica means ‘true image’
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Genesis 1:26 o God is creator of images o Creates humankind in his image o Durer tries to connect kinship between God and artist (Gods creations have life, only  difference) Suggests intellectual nature of the Artists (not just creating, but striving for reality) o Cross in reflection of his eye, so perpetual devotion Strives to be like Christ in his actions
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