Buying this image might have been a precursor of my choice to eventually do portraits with a 8x10 view camera. Maybe loving this painting at 16 allowed me to photograph people with the view camera in my 30s and 40s. I wonder where I put that reproduction? I probably still have that card somewhere at mom and dads house.
Even today I still love the idea of the beauty of the human figure in this wonderfully detailed work by Mr Durer. Check out this artist on the linked Wikipedia page. All we see and experience in life leads us to the work we will eventually produce ourselves.
Wikipedia: Albrecht Durer
|Self-Portrait By Albrecht Durer, Germany 1500|
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