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Albrecht Durer was a German printmaker, painter, mathematician and engraver. He was born on 21 May 1471, in Nuremberg, half-way between the Netherlands and Italy. His father was a successful goldsmith. Undoubtedly, Albrecht Durer was the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance. Durer did not imitate the other artists, so he was very much an innovator. He was the first non-Italian artist to associate the humanistic disciplines with the esthetic pursuits of art. The range and versatility of Durer's work is amazing. His woodcuts and engravings made him one of the popular artists across Europe and he is still considered to be the greatest printmaker of all time.
As an oil painter, Albrecht Durer was equally successful at religious and secular subjects, and he was to have a major influence on the development of European art. His drawings and watercolor paintings are impressive for their and uniqueness and diversity of subject-matters. His drawings and artworks diffused his new style, a fusion of the German realistic tradition with the Italian ideal of beauty. The picture painted by Albrecht Durer was closer to the Italian style. The Adoration of the Virgin, also known as the Feast of Rose Garlands, the Virgin and Child with the Goldfinch, Christ disputing with the Doctors etc. were produced by Albrecht Durer in Venice.All paintings are courtesy of Art of Legend India.