Altdorfer, Albrecht


Altdorfer, Albrecht
(ca. 1480-1538)
   German painter, active at Regensburg in Bavaria, where he became town architect in 1526. He was a close student of nature and one of the earliest artists to paint landscapes containing no human figures and recounting no story. Influenced by Lucas Cranach and Albrecht Dürer, he attracted the patronage of the Emperor Maximilian I and the duke of Bavaria. His best-known work, The Battle of Issus, a colorful, swirling battle scene set into a spectacular landscape of sky, lakes, and mountains, was labelled an illustration of a famous classical event but actually depicted an imaginary encounter of contemporary armies.

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