Albrecht Durer Quotes

Albrecht Dürer (/?d??r?r, ?dj??r?r/; German: [?alb??çt ?dy???]; 21 May 1471 – 6 April 1528) was a painter, printmaker, and theorist of the German Renaissance. Born in Nuremberg, Dürer established his reputation and influence across Europe when he was still in his twenties due to his high-quality woodcut prints. He was in communication with the major Italian artists of his time, including Raphael, Giovanni Bellini and Leonardo da Vinci, and from 1512 he was patronized by emperor Maximilian I

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Albrecht Durer


No single man can be taken as a model for a perfect figure, for no man lives on earth who is endowed with the whole of beauty.

Albrecht Durer


Help us to recognize your voice, help us not to be allured by the madness of the world, so that we may never fall away from you, O Lord Jesus Christ.

Albrecht Durer


Why has God given me such magnificent talent? It is a curse as well as a great blessing.

Albrecht Durer


Sane judgment abhors nothing so much as a picture perpetrated with no technical knowledge, although with plenty of care and diligence.

Albrecht Durer


My father suffered much and toiled painfully all his life, for he had no resources other than the proceeds of his trade from which to support himself and his wife and family.

Albrecht Durer


If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle.

Albrecht Durer


Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.

Albrecht Durer


Geometry is the foundation of all painting."

Albrecht Durer


As I grew older, I realized that it was much better to insist on the genuine forms of nature, for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.

Albrecht Durer


Simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.

Albrecht Durer


The new art must be based upon science - in particular, upon mathematics, as the most exact, logical, and graphically constructive of the sciences.

Albrecht Durer


Sight is the noblest sense of man.

Albrecht Durer


There is no man on earth who can give a final judgment on what the most beautiful shape may be. Only God knows.

Albrecht Durer


But I shall let the little I have learnt go forth into the day in order that someone better than I may guess the truth, and in his work may prove and rebuke my error. At this I shall rejoice that I was yet a means whereby this truth has come to light.

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What beauty is, I know not, though it adheres to many things.

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