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Apocalypse selon Saint Jean - Saint Michel terrassant le Dragon

The Apocalypse (in German Die heimlich offenbarung iohannis, in Latin Apocalypsis cum Figuris) is a series of 15 xylographs executed by Albrecht Dürer between 1496 and 1498, inspired by the Book of Revelation in the New Testament. Brought together in a volume by Dürer, these engravings are the only series he produced in one go. Along with The Life of the Virgin and The Great Passion, this is one of the "Three Great Books" published by Dürer. The most famous plate is the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Ap, 6). Dürer began work on this series during his first trip to Italy (1494-1495). Dürer went on to publish the series himself, making The Apocalypse the first book to be created and published exclusively by an artist. The artist certainly benefited from the help of his patron, the Nuremberg printer Anton Koberger. The plates were first printed before being published in book form, without any text on the back. Then, in 1498, Dürer published two editions of the series in Nuremberg, one in German and the other in Latin. The frontispieces of these first two editions show only the letter without the xylography of The Virgin Appearing to Saint John the Evangelist. This plate was added in 1511 for the publication of the second Latin edition. The three editions were presented in the form of a collection with the engravings on the front of the pages and the text of the biblical book on the back. After 1511, the series was reprinted for the last time, once again without the text on [...]

 

This artwork is a poster from the classical period. It belongs to the classical print & engraving style.

 

« Apocalypse selon Saint Jean - Saint Michel terrassant le Dragon » is kept at Musée le Vergeur, Reims, France.

 

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