The epic tale of the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Printmaking Program. The Printmaking program is directed by Joel Elgin and features the odd collection of the many PrintFools who enroll, print and exist from semester to semester in the Shop of Tears.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Your Print Brother/ Hero: Albrecht Dürer

Self portrait at 21


You could not begin the semester with the guidance of a printmaker more important than :
Albrecht Dürer
(except maybe me)

Click on Albrecht's name to take a field trip to
the Wetmore Print Collection at Connecticut College.




16 comments:

Bec★ said...

good 'ol Albrecht :)

and nice blog-work as well...im impressed

Hobo Jeff said...

Albrecht Dürer was one sweet dude, and I really like his Apocalypse prints. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is especially cool.

I started up my own printmaking blog: http://hobojeffprints.blogspot.com

Hobo Jeff said...

They didn't have this one on the site, but Knight, Death, and the Devil is one of his best engravings. And Melancholia I is a strange, good one too one.

Nels said...

I'm impressed with his self confidence to try new styles and techniques outside of the established norm. This is what makes us grow as artists!

libbyhansen said...

"The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" is stirring and strong. My personal fave.

Lisa said...

Directional lines in his work are amazing!

Trin said...

love how detailed his prints are--amazing :0)

Jessica Mootz said...

Pretty sweet stuff! His prints are so full of content I could look at them for hours.

vsmith said...

Albrecht Dürer uses such great value and detail, it's awesome.

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Caitlin said...

the detail in his prints is really intense, i like the apocalypse ones, they seem to be every one else's favorites, too.

Christine said...

He fits right in with the time period we are studying in Art History, but we haven't looked at any printmakers. I looked him up on Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albrecht_D%C3%BCrer

He led an interesting life!

Meagan said...

I also like the Apocalypse prints by Albrecht. I especially enjoyed the Angel. I love the detail that Albrecht used, especially in the castle!

Hobo Jeff said...

BPJ, I added a post to my blog so you can learn how to use custom hues in Blogger.

mao said...

I like the details too. Are the content of most of Durer's work involve religion or is it just the collection that I was looking at?

KarliN said...

I really enjoy looking at all of the different details he uses in each of his prints. It really is amazing to see the different values of dark and light in the different parts of the prints to help create the picture! His work is inspiring!