Sunday, July 22, 2007
Albrecht Altdorfer (1480-1538)
Leader of the Danubian School in southern Germany, contemporary of Durer. Landscape painter of religious and mythological representations.
Altdorfer is most famously remembered for painting landscapes for their beauty and not as illustrating any story or parable; as such he is perhaps the first "pure" landscape painter. [This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and uses material adapted in whole or in part from the Wikipedia article on Albrecht Altdorfer.]
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