Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Amazing Lines of Durer

Durer used his training as a metal smith when he created this engraving. Each line of the image was carved into a metal plate, then the entire image was printed. Durer was able to make multiple copies of this image to sell.

Look how his lines create FORM and movement in the image.

See more about Durer here @

And more about the engraving here, @

Here are several details of the print to make it easier for you to explore the image and see his use of lines and marks.

First, here is the entire print-called "Melencolia" (created in 1514).

Here are some (actually LOTS) of details....

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