By Howard Simon
Starting with 16th-century woodcuts via Albrecht Dürer and Hans Holbein, the chronological presentation gains works by way of Goya, Hogarth, Blake, Morris, Doré, Toulouse-Lautrec, Beardsley, and different masters. a short textual content introduces every one part, and the amount concludes with a global roster of recent artists, categorised by means of kingdom. All that's most sensible and striking within the box of representation seems the following, during this significant e-book of sketches, engravings, woodcuts, and lithography.
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He carried engraving to a perfection that has never been surpassed and it would be difficult to select a specimen of executive excellence greater than his print of St. Jerome, engraved in 1514. Dürer had a perfect command of the graver, and his works are executed with remarkable clearness and neatness of stroke; we find in them everything that can be desired from the viewpoint of illustration. His woodcuts harmonize perfectly with type which more often than not was cut by the artist also. To him is attributed the invention of etching; and if he was not the inventor, he was the first who excelled in the art.
The way is easier now than it has ever been. During the preparation of this volume the world has passed from a troubled and uneasy peace to a conflagration the like of which no history records. Its effect upon the peaceful arts of nations is impossible to foretell. Some of the men and women whose work appears in the later pages of this book are now engaged in the bitter struggle to preserve for themselves and those who come after some semblance of the freedom and dignity of a life they held to be dear.
ALBRECHT DÜRER. ‘The Adoration of the Lamb and the Hymn of the Chosen’ Apocalypse Series ALBRECHT DÜRER. ‘The Martyrdom of St, John Apocalypse Series ALBRECHT DÜRER. ‘The Four Riders of the Apocalypse’ 1498 ALBRECHT DÜRER. ‘Christ Before the People’, from the Great Passion, 1500 ALBRECHT DÜRER. ‘Christ Bearing the Cross’, from the Great Passion, 1500 ALBRECHT DÜRER. Woodcut for the title page of The Great Passion ALBRECHT DÜRER. ‘The Fall’, from The Small Passion ALBRECHT DÜRER. ‘The Annunciation’, from The Small Passion ALBRECHT DÜRER.
500 years of illustration : from Albrecht Dürer to Rockwell Kent by Howard Simon