Thursday, September 20, 2012


This piece was created some time around 1515 by Albrecht Durer. I chose this piece because I love Durer's use of detail on the rhino, it almost looks like it is covered in multiple shields. I think this piece is especially good because Durer had never actually saw a living rhino, creating this piece off a simple draft. While looking at this piece, I noticed that some of the same patterns appear throughout the rhino. Patterns like the two circles and the scales are featured many times, but each time they look slightly different.

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