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Alchemy Featured Albrecht Durer Print

Alchemy

Alchemy. Historical artwork by the German artist Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) titled Melencolia I. It represents one of the four temperaments or humours, and it is thought that its title (ending in I) implies that Durer intended to draw the other three. Many of the artifacts seen, such as the mathematical "magic" square (upper right), balance (upper centre) and geometric shapes (far & lower left) are associated with alchemy. Alchemy was the pseudo-scientific predecessor to chemistry, which among other ideas is best known for its practitioners hunt for the Philosopher's Stone, which would impart eternal life and the ability to turn base metals into gold

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Melencolia I, 1514. Creator: Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528) Featured Albrecht Durer Print

Melencolia I, 1514. Creator: Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528)

Melencolia I, 1514. Although the title indentifies the subject as melancholy, the means by which Durer demonstrates this emotional state is complex, making Melencolia I the most analyzed and discussed of Durer's works. Durer personifies melancholy as a formidable female--her power originates in her ability to alter a man's temperament into a melancholic state. Immobilized by her lack of creativity, the winged goddess sits dispiritedly surrounded by the tools and instruments she has lost the inspiration to use. Among intellectuals, melancholy was often associated with introspective, educated people, even genius. Because artists were especially prone to melancholy, this image has been interpreted as Durer's spiritual self-portrait, implying that the artist identified with her creative plight

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Nuremberg, Germany - interior of Albrecht Durers house Featured Albrecht Durer Print

Nuremberg, Germany - interior of Albrecht Durers house

Nuremberg, Germany - the library room of Albrecht Durer's house, a timber frame (fachwerkhaus) building located in the Altstadt (old town) section of Nuremberg. The Renaissance artist Albrecht Durer purchased the house in 1509 and lived there until his death in 1528. In 1871 the house opened as a museum dedicated to the artist's work.
circa 1910s

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