Altdorfer Alberht (Altdorfer Albrecht)( German painter)
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Biography Altdorfer Alberht (Altdorfer Albrecht)
Born c.. 1480 in Regensburg in Bavaria and worked there from 1505 until the end of life. Altdorfer - the most prominent representative of the so-called Danube school for wizards characterized by an unconventional interpretation of Christian and other subjects, placed in a luxurious landscape surrounding. Altdorfer painted mostly small, in which there is a tinge fabulousness, but he was able to create and works of monumental style, such altarpiece for the monastery of St.. Floriana in Austria (ca. 1518). One of the most outstanding works of Altdorfer - The Battle of Alexander the picture (1529, Munich, Alte Pinakothek). Among his small paintings - the first in the history of German art songs of pure landscape. Altdorfer worked a lot in the technique of woodcuts and other prints, perhaps it was he who first began making etchings, which were printed from copper, not iron plates.