Melencolia I (detail) - Albrecht Durer

Melencolia I (detail) - Albrecht Durer

Melencolia I, 1514  Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528)  Engraving    9 1/2 x 7 3/8 in. (24 x 18.5 cm)  Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1943 (43.106.1)

Melencolia I, 1514 Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528) Engraving 9 1/2 x 7 3/8 in. (24 x 18.5 cm) Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1943 (43.106.1)

Melancholia I 1514

Melancholia I 1514

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Albrecht Dürer - Melencolia I - Google Art Project ( AGDdr3EHmNGyA).jpg

Albrecht Dürer - Melencolia I - Google Art Project ( AGDdr3EHmNGyA).jpg

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Albert Durer, Melencolia I, 1514, incisione a bulino, British Museum, London

Dürer – Melancolia

Albert Durer, Melencolia I, 1514, incisione a bulino, British Museum, London

One of the most iconic engravings by one of art’s great printmakers, Melelcolia (an archaic spelling of melancholia) is filled with symbols of alchemy and carpentry (architecture), along with various measuring tools, an hourglass, a polyhedron and a “magic square” — the rows of which add up to 34 in all directions.

One of the most iconic engravings by one of art’s great printmakers, Melelcolia (an archaic spelling of melancholia) is filled with symbols of alchemy and carpentry (architecture), along with various measuring tools, an hourglass, a polyhedron and a “magic square” — the rows of which add up to 34 in all directions.

Albrecht Dürer’s enigmatic Melencolia I -  a brilliant work of art by on of the greatest artists of the Northern German Renaissance

Albrecht Dürer’s enigmatic Melencolia I - a brilliant work of art by on of the greatest artists of the Northern German Renaissance

Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer

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