Thursday, September 1, 2016

"The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse"


The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse exhibits Dürer at his printing best. Works like this one, established his reputation across Europe when he was still in his twenties. 


The woodcuts reflects the apocalyptic spirit of Northern Europe at a time when famine, plague, and social and religious upheaval were common (it's known that Dürer was sympathetic to Luther's reform).