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Biography - Albrecht Dürer:

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

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.




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Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.




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Out of clutter find simplicity ; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
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The language of truth is simple.
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Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.
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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
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Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
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Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.
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Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.
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My trade and art is to live.
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The more I think about it the more I feel that there’s nothing more genuinely artistic than to love people.
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Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
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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.'
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The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
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Quotes for: nature


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Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see.
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Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.
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Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
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Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
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Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.
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Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.
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I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.
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What beauty is, I know not.
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What beauty is, I know not, though it adheres to many things.
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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.
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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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