P77 – Research Point – Dürer, Lorrain and Lowry

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

The Milkman Goes To College

Look at and research different artists’ depictions of landscapes. For example look at Dürer‘s landscapes which are some of the earliest recordings of the northern Renaissance world, Claude Lorrain’s designed landscapes using classical proportions, the British artist Lowry’s images of industrial life.

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.

Durer, Landscape with Woodland PoolThis 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. 

Fortunately, the…

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One Response to P77 – Research Point – Dürer, Lorrain and Lowry

  1. segmation says:

    Happy Birthday to Albrecht Durer, Nornberg Germany, Renaissance painter/print maker!

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