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Melencolia I

Melencolia I, 1514 — Albrecht Dürer
24 cm18.5 cm

Melencolia I is a Northern Renaissance, Engraving Printmaking created by Albrecht Dürer in 1514. It lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The image is available via Institutional Open Content, and tagged Malaise and Printmaking. Source

The first in Albrecht Dürer's set of three Melencolia engravings, describing the moral, theological, and intellectual virtues that Dürer hoped to embody. Melencolia 1 represents the pursuit of intellectual perfection, Melancholy sits amongst mathematical tools, which Dürer was intimately familar with.

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