Since we can travel virtually and live vicariously online, here are some images from the Dürer show at London's National Gallery. They are for the most part engravings; look for the fine detail which we can enjoy as miniature lovers. Scroll down for the famous Melancholia and more...
And now for some anthropomorphic rocks!
@Anastasia Doran this one's for you
Hands are hard. Those are good hands!
I was able to quickly check proportions with my sleeping baby who was with me...
A small oil painting
Note the beautifully realised veiling of translucent colour - achievable in oils
A sketch that reminds me of a comic strip!
Ah, Melancholia - or Melencholia as he spells it... much more to say on this work so I'll save it for a future class. It's fascinating
Notice the magic square!
Reminds me of a miniature painting drawing. They have much in common. Now this is iron gall ink @Sara !
Puzzled as to why he would hold up his age on a piece of paper
Glad he was also open-minded - and bought the painting by the lady who 'amazed' him