Albrecht Dürer, woodcut, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse



When the 27-year-old Dürer published the text of the Book of Revelation with 15 woodcut illustrations, he realized a three-fold ambition. He secured for himself a new source of income, transformed the appearance of the illustrated printed book, and found an outlet for his religious imagination. The Four Horsemen demonstrates how complete was his success.
 

5 comments:

  1. i love looking at images like these, not sure why.

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  2. Jeez, that's pretty inspiring.

    And I've got to say, I was looking through some of you're sketches and you're really good!

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