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Albrecht Dürer

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Biography - Albrecht Dürer:

German painter, printmaker and theorist.
Born: 1471 - Died: 1528
16th century
15th century
Place of birth: Germany

Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.



Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.

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(German, French)

Denn wahrhaftig steckt die Kunst in der Natur. Wer sie heraus kann reißen, der hat sie.

Car, en vérité, l'art y est, dans la nature, et celui qui d'un trait peut l'en faire sortir, il le tient.

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Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.

There are unknown forces in nature when we give ourselves wholly to her, without reserve, she lends them to us she shows us these forms, which our watching eyes do not see, which our intelligence does not understand or suspect.

Nature is truth. Art is the highest truth.

The mission of art is not to copy nature, but to express it!

Art is the transition from nature to education, and from education to nature.

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

Quotes for: art


Quotes about art:

My trade and art is to live.

The more I think about it the more I feel that there’s nothing more genuinely artistic than to love people.

Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.

I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.

Quotes for: nature


Quotes about nature:

Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see.

Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.

Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.

Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.

Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.


Albrecht Dürer also said...

I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.

What beauty is, I know not.

As I grew older, I realized that it was much better to insist on the genuine forms of nature, for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.

What beauty is, I know not, though it adheres to many things.

No single man can be taken as a model for a perfect figure, for no man lives on earth who is endowed with the whole of beauty.

Sane judgment abhors nothing so much as a picture perpetrated with no technical knowledge, although with plenty of care and diligence.

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