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The Lovers Surprised by Death, 1510. Creator: Hans Burgkmair (German, 1473-1531) Featured Image

The Lovers Surprised by Death, 1510. Creator: Hans Burgkmair (German, 1473-1531)

The Lovers Surprised by Death, 1510. This is the earliest known chiaroscuro woodcut to be composed of a line block and two tone blocks rather than just one tone block. However, unlike the majority of German chiaroscuro woodcuts, the line block alone does not provide a coherent image. All three of the blocks must be printed for the design to be complete. The subject is a remarkably effective combination of a typically Northern subject-a grim representation of Death-and an evocative Italian setting. The classical architecture, the gondola on a canal, and the distinctively wide chimney pots indicate Venice, where Burgkmair would have stayed during his presumed journey to Italy in 1507. The figure of Death is winged, as in Italian art of the period, and the classical costumes and pose of the terrified woman resemble antique representations of Daphne fleeing Apollo, a reflection of what interested Burgkmair's patrons, the educated elite in Augsburg

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Samson and Delilah, 1519. Creator: Hans Burgkmair (German, 1473-1531) Featured Image

Samson and Delilah, 1519. Creator: Hans Burgkmair (German, 1473-1531)

Samson and Delilah, 1519. Samson and Delilah is one of four prints in a series illustrating the influence of women over sages and heroes. (The others are David and Bathsheba, Solomon's Idolatry, and Aristotle and Phyllis.) These depict the follies of love-that is, man's involvement with a woman leads to his misfortune

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