Erkunde Zwei Tiere, 16 Holzschnitte und noch mehr!
13,1-4 u. 11-14: Die zwei Tiere aus Meer und Festland (16 Holzschnitte Albrecht Dürers zur Geheimen Offenbarung)
Albrecht Dürer, Zwei Eichhörnchen, 1492 (Wien, Albertina)
The Little Owl in Sepia by Albrecht Durer 1506
Two Seated Lions by Albrecht Durer Poster
Two Seated Lions by Albrecht Dürer, 1521, silverpoint drawing on toned prepared paper. In the Renaissance, artists would coat paper with gesso and draw upon it with a finely sharpened, pointed piece of silver that darkened with age. No graphite pencils.
Martin Waldseemüller, Carta Marina Navigatoria, 1516. This is the second and less famous of Waldseemüller’s two great world maps; the lone surviving copy of his first, on which we see the word America first written, was bought for $10 million in 2001 by the Library of Congress. This detail depicts an odd elephant-like creature in the Arctic Ocean off of Scandinavia, possibly engraved by the artist Albrecht Dürer. The Latin text explains that this is the abode of the “morsus,” a strange…
Eberhart observed in his encyclopedia Mysterious Creatures: “The two extant species of African rhinos have two horns. The Black rhinoceros lingers tenuously in widely scattered pockets of East, Central, and South Africa; the White rhinoceros is now limited to KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa, and the borderlands of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, and Uganda. For the most part, rumors of a one-horned species exist in areas that are no longer part of either species’ range.”