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Little Masters Jesse Russell

Little Masters

Jesse Russell

Published July 29th 2012
ISBN : 9785512637319
Paperback
132 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Little Masters (Kleinmeister in German), were a group of German printmakers who worked in the first half of the 16th century, primarily in engraving. They specialized in very small finely detailedMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Little Masters (Kleinmeister in German), were a group of German printmakers who worked in the first half of the 16th century, primarily in engraving. They specialized in very small finely detailed prints, some no larger than a postage stamp. The leading members were Hans Sebald Beham, his brother Barthel, and George Pencz, all from Nuremberg, and Heinrich Aldegrever and Albrecht Altdorfer. Many of the Little Masters subjects were mythological or Old Testament stories, often treated erotically, or genre scenes of peasant life. The size and subject matter of the prints shows that they were designed for a market of collectors who would keep them in albums, of which a number have survived.