Artist drawing a nude

Artist drawing a nude

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Caption: Artist drawing a nude. This woodcut was made by the German artist Albrecht Durer (1471-1528). His skillful use of perspective and mathematical proportions made him one of the outstanding artistic figures of the early 16th century. The technique shown here demonstrates a grid device which he designed to accurately map the perspective and proportions of his subject. Taken from The Complete Woodcuts of Albrecht Durer by Willi Kurth (1936).

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