Sunday, 22 April 2012

Over More Than Thirty Years, You'd Think He'd Improve

Albrecht Durer has popped up on this site already, and I’ll warn you now that he’s going to show up again. Because this guy practically made a career of bad lions.

 How do I know that? Because I just went through 844 images of his work.

And here’s what I’ve learned:

 Things Albrecht Durer can’t draw:

 1.  Lions
 2.  Horses
 3.  Women’s buttocks (the guy had some exceptionally strange ideas about female anatomy. I guess he
      didn't get out much).

 Things Albrecht Durer could draw:

 1.  Birds
 2.  Rabbits
 3.  Rhinoceroses (?!)

 And, finally, things Albrecht Durer could draw, but shouldn’t:

 1. Nude self portraits.


 Anyway, here’s a lion:

Albrecht Durer, Penitent Jerome, 1494

I mean, I GUESS.


  1. I wish to see the nude self portrait.

    Yours sincerely,

    Entirely Anonymous Blog-viewer

  2. HAH I just looked a non-nude self-portrait and he looks like a tool.

    ...she said academically.