Saint Michael Fighting the Dragon, from The Apocalypse

After Albrecht Dürer German

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With the Apocalypse series, Dürer raised the medium of woodcut to the level of sophistication that engraving had achieved nearly three decades earlier. In this magnificent woodcut, Dürer used swelling and tapering lines to modulate areas of light and dark and to create a sense of space. High above a mountainous landscape, Christianity triumphs over evil as Saint Michael and his angels wage war in heaven against the seven- headed dragon.

Saint Michael Fighting the Dragon, from The Apocalypse, After Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg), Woodcut

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