Knight, Death and the Devil». × 36 × 4 centimeters. "The knight, death and the devil" it. Ritter, Tod und Teufel is one of the three "master engravings" of the German artist Albrecht Dürer, created in 1513.In the engraving, a Christian knight dressed in armor, in a narrow gorge, accompanied by a devil with a pig's snout and Death-on a horse. Death holds an hourglass to remind the knight of the brevity of his life and the futility of his efforts. The devil follows close behind, ready to take advantage of every mistake. But the rider moves through the gorge ignoring or not looking at the creatures around him. The knight shows an absolute contempt for danger and doubt, which was often seen as a symbol of honor and courage. Death, the Devil, and the landscape are all depicted in the dark tones of the "Northern Renaissance".
Both characters are threatening to the knight, which is encased and protected in the literal and figurative sense in the armor of their faith. This, according to most art historians, is due to the publications of the Dutch humanist and theologian Erasmus of Rotterdam in the" Guide of the Christian Soldier "("Enchiridion militis Christiani"). The engraving also needs to be considered with the words in mind Psalm 22: 4. If I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will not fear evil, because You are with me; Your rod and your staff-they comfort me.
German painter, engraver and graphic artist, one of the greatest masters of the Western European Renaissance. He is recognized as the largest European master of woodcut, who raised it to the level of real art. Everyone knows how alive and warm can be any product made of wood. It is connected not only with natural features of wood, but also with tremendous positive energy which is carried by such image in any family. A house or apartment, even a small room, where there are such products of the master, what can be considered a variety of faces on carved icons receives a large share of peace, tranquility, God's grace and goodness.Blessed faces, full of universal love and forgiveness, looking with genuine warmth at us, sinful in deeds and thoughts become almost alive. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COLOR AND DETAILS OF SOME ITEMS MAY DIFFER SLIGHTLY FROM THE IMAGE. Feel free to ask me any questions, and I will try to answer as soon as possible. You can also write to me if you need higher resolution pictures. Please see other products in my store.
The item "Carved panel DURER Knight, Death and the Devil NATURAL WOOD SOLID Beech" is in sale since Tuesday, March 30, 2021. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Home Décor\Sculptures & Figurines".
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