|Dates||about 1480 - 1538|
Albrecht Altdorfer probably trained in a
Altdorfer's formats ranged from postage-stamp-sized etchings to life-sized paintings. In addition to prints and paintings, he made colored-ground
The first landscape painter in the modern sense and the leading figure of the Danube School, Altdorfer introduced landscape as a theme of its own in art. Unlike most of his German contemporaries, he painted few portraits, preferring to focus on the virgin forest or to use it as a setting for both secular and religious subjects. With their gestures, facial expressions, and color distorted for dramatic and emotional ends, his figures complemented his landscapes, themselves alive with an unusual sense of character.