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