The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Albrecht Dürer.
A handful of years ago when I first worked my way up to high-school, my art teacher brought us on a field trip to The Rooms while Albrecht Dürer’s prints were on display. Having never really seen art in it’s flesh before, I was quite moved and so fascinated by these little pieces of intricate artwork hanging from the walls. I remember seeing this print, so detailed and lovely and noticing right in the corner a small finger print permanently caught in the ink. Albrecht Dürer has since been one of my favourite artists.
We’ve started studying the beginning of printmaking in my Renaissance Art History class and I’m really stoked on it because that means we get to look at pieces like this:
Temptations of St. Anthony by Martin Schongauer. He was the first master painter turned printmaker and he’s basically awesome. Seriously this is one of my favorite pieces… ever. Look up his other work too, the guy is a bad ass.
my first linocut print of the semester in my printmaking class. This is two images in one. One is printed on Lennox paper, one is on tracing paper, and I scanned them overlapping to create a composite. I usually deal a lot with realism, especially being mainly a photographer, so I wanted to go in a more surreal direction in this class