2015. december 30., szerda


Albrecht Dürer returned from his trip to the Netherlands in 1521 with a lot of gifts for his friends, including an "exceedingly large horn for Andreae”. He was Hieronymus Andreae the "formschneider" (woodblock cutter) who cut most of Dürer's designs into blocks, among them the famous Rhinocerus in 1515. With the symbolic gift he wanted to remind Andreae to the common work made six years before and probably he wanted to make fun too, because the rino horn was considered as an aphrodisiac in that age. Let me say goodbye to the soon ending year with an anamorphic paraphrase of the just five hundred years old woodcut.

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