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Great Art : Albrecht Durer.

A series of Blogs about the Art I love by the Artists I most Admire
04/09/16
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Great Piece of Turf (1503) By Albrecht Durer.

Durer completed Great Piece of Turf in 1503 at his studio in Nuremberg. One of his most realistic nature studies, Durer depicts the unique reality of each blade and stem, each leaf and flower of each species. Although each shrub is clearly identifiable, the painting remains a clump of living undergrowth. This remarkable water colour study of such intricate detail seems so fresh and modern looking it is almost impossible to imagine it was created over half a millennium ago.