Durer was a highly talented individual who put his creative skills into several different art mediums, most notably painting and engraving.
The most famous art works to have come from the career of Albrecht Durer include Knight, Death, and the Devil, Saint Jerome in his Study, Melancholia I, Durer's Rhinoceros and Hare.
This website looks deep into the career of Albrecht Durer, far beyond just these well known works and also disucsses his life in general too.
German art to a certain degree followed in the footsteps of Italian art during this period shortly after the Middle Ages and it was rare for someone from outside of Italy to produce work that was so fundamentally important to the development of European art styles.
It was only later that Germany consistently produced international artists of note, with the likes of Hans Holbein and Franz Marc, to name just two. Franz Marc came at the start of the 20th century, some 400 years after the impact of Durer had been first felt.
Albrecht Durer is probably regarded as one of, if not the, most skillful etcher in history and you will find many images of this type of art medium within this website, as they take up a large percentage of his best works.
Melancholia is the best of his etchings and has received huge amounts of discussion and research in order to decide upon the possible symbolism and beliefs of the artist which are displayed within the art work. You can also find Albrecht Durer paintings here.
Etchings were a very popular method of art during the period in which Durer was around, but in recent years there have been less and less take up of this demanding medium, in part due to the fact that colour is now so important for most modern artists, and this type of woodblock etchings doesn't offer the same flexibility as something like oil on canvas.
Despite this, there is still a significant following across the world for traditional etchings, and Durer is certainly at the forefront of that.