This is the first of three research pieces I have done for the third module of my OCA Drawing 1 course. The unit is a.bout Drawing Outside
I knew of the woodcuts, such as The Rhinoceros, and the oil paintings, such as his Self-Portrait At 28, but was not aware of Albrecht Dürer‘s watercolour landscapes and that he is regarded as one of the first European landscape artists.
This watercolour, called Landscape with Woodland Pool (1496), is described by the British Museum as “one of the most sensitive of Dürer’s portrayals of nature.” I am sorry, but I can not see this sensitivity. The broken pines, the dark pool and the clouds give a menacing appearance to a jumble, jigsaw landscape. It reminds me of something out of Tolkien.
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