Albrecht Durer-Great Painter of the Renaissance
Albrecht Durer - Resources for Learning More
Northern European Renaissance Painter and Engraver. 1471-1528.
Known for his detailed paintings and engravings, this artist became an important part of the Renaissance period.
If you would like to print a simple biography for Albrecht Durer, you can find one on Scholastic Art.
Would you like to know how to pronounce Albrecht Durer's name? Here is a LINK.
Although most people will not name Albrecht Durer as a great painter of the Renaissance, he is just as important as Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo.
All images on this lens are from Wikimedia Commons and in the public domain.
Albrecht Durer Links - Galleries, biographies, and lesson plans
- A Young Hare - Picture Study for Children
Garden of Praise's lesson plans for studying A Young Hare by Albrecht Durer. I highly recommend this for younger students. Includes a short biography and a coloring page you can print out for your student.
- Scholastic Art Biography
Simple children's biography to print and read.
- Artcyclopia.com's Article on Albrecht Durer
This thorough biography and image list is a great source of information for middle school age children and above.
- Web Gallery of Art's article on Durer
Another great source for middle school age students and above.
- Albrecht Durer Complete Works
Complete works, biography, and slideshows.
- Durer Lesson Plan-Magic Square
Lesson plan that ties together art history and math using Durer's painting.
Albrecht Durer - Slideshow of his artwork
This slideshow not only shows his artwork, but it also gives a brief biographical sketch of this important artist. As always, please preview any YouTube video for appropriateness for your family. This slideshow shows three images with nudity...done tastefully and showing the style of Albrecht Durer's time period. I would consider this video appropriate for middle school age children and above.
"To bring a portrait to life, the smallest features must be made skillfully, even the tiniest vein."
Help With Getting Started With Picture Study - Try these links for more information
- Art Appreciation: A Starting Point
I wrote this blog entry to help families get started with a basic idea of picture study. This entry gives specific ideas for a simple study of any artist.
- Artist Study Charlotte Mason Style
Fellow Squidoo lens author shares lots of getting started tips for families new to the idea of picture study.
- Picture Study Tips
This is another blog entry I wrote that will give you some specific examples of how to include picture study in your homeschooling day.
Free Artist Notebook Pages
You should follow up your artist study with a notebook page for your art journal. There are several free notebook pages here on NotebookingPages.com Keep it simple and make a page for each artist you study. Soon you will have a complete record of art history.
Self-Portrait at 13, painted in 1484
Durer says of this portrait, "I used a mirror to draw my own likeness in 1484, when I was still a child."
Self-Portrait at 22, painted in 1493 - Oil on linen
"Things happen to me as is written from on high."
Self-Portrait at 26, painted in 1498 - Oil on panel
"This image of Albrecht Durer, the famous Nuremberg painter of great renown whose every figure is vividly portrayed as a living being. He is an artist worthy of eternal fame."
Erasmus of Rotterdam
Self-Portrait at 28, painted in 1500 - Oil on panel
"I, Albrecht Durer, depict myself with everlasting paints at the age of 28."
Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam
"I must have Durer to paint my portrait. He is the only artist capable of capturing a person's soul on canvas."
Erasmus of Rotterdam
Looking for Renaissance Art Lesson Plans?
I have written lesson plans to study Medieval and Renaissance art and music. These plans are offered through Harmony Fine Arts and are in ebook format. They are written for middle school age children but can be adapted for younger and older students very easily. Email me if you have any questions about the plans and if they would be a good fit for your family.
- Medieval and Renaissance Art and Music plans from Harmony Fine Arts
*48 pages in length *Artists: Giotto, Fra Angelico, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Bruegel, Durer *Composers: Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz
- Medieval, Gothic, and Reniassance Art and Music Plans - Grade 2 Level
This completely new set of lesson plans is in ebook format. Click over to my blog to read more about the thirty-six week plan.
Albrecht Durer Books on Amazon.com
There are no really good children's art books for Albrecht Durer but I found these books to be ones that we could page through and see much of his artwork.
This is my first choice of inexpensive books to use for picture study. Lots of text but still many images to view.
This book you can only purchase used but is an inexpensive way to access much of his artwork.
Notebooking Pages for Artist Study
Free artist notebooking pages from NotebookingPages.com
- Artist Notebook Pages
Simple notebook pages to use with your study of Albrecht Durer-Click on the Free Notebooking Pages tab and find the artist pages.