Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Park West Gallery Presents the Greatest German Artist of the Northern Renaissance, Albrecht Dürer

Park West Gallery Presents the Greatest German Artist of the Northern Renaissance, Albrecht Dürer

An exceptionally learned artist, Dürer was known for his prodigious technique in engraving, or the incision in steel or copper plates with a burin, without the use of acid biting, to create prints from the plate.

Southfield, MI (PRWEB) March 22, 2007

Park West Gallery (http://www. pwgart. com) Artist Biography series invites you to be astonished by the technical brilliance of the artwork of Albrecht Dürer. Through his masterful application of the rules of perspective combined with an extraordinary eye for detail, Dürer's engravings achieve in black and white an amazing lifelike realism that has fascinated viewers for hundreds of years.

Born in Nuremberg, Germany on May 21, 1471, Dürer apprenticed under his goldsmith father and later spent three years as an apprentice under painter, Michael Wogemut. After traveling for 18 months through Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands developing his artistic skills and knowledge, he returned to Nuremberg and in 1494 wed Agnes Frey under an arranged marriage. His later visits to Italy and the Renaissance in artwork there would come to greatly influence Dürer's own works. It was there that his interest in perspective, anatomy, and proportion was peaked and would develop into a lifelong preoccupation.

Dürer became a court painter to the Emperor Maximilian in 1512. The marginal decorations he drew for the Emperor's printed prayer book would later manifest into the first book published in lithography (1808). During his lifetime, Dürer successfully published two books; one focused on geometry and perspective and the other became his treatise on proportion.

An exceptionally learned artist, Dürer was known for his prodigious technique in engraving, or the incision in steel or copper plates with a burin, without the use of acid biting, to create prints from the plate. Dürer was the first artist to take interest in the theoretical problems of art and he successfully combined his knowledge with this mastery of engraving to facilitate the refinement of graphic art.

Most celebrated are Dürer's series of prints and engravings, including the "Apocalypse" (1498), the "Great Passion" (1498-1510), the "Little Passion" (1510-1511) and individual prints such as "Knight, Death, and the Devil" (1513), "Saint Jerome in his Study" (1514), and "Melenolia I" (1514).

"Why has God given me such magnificent talent? It is a curse as well as a great blessing… If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle… No single man can be taken as a model for a perfect figure, for no man lives on earth who is endowed with the whole of beauty… What beauty is, I know not, thought it adheres to many things." - Albrecht Dürer

Park West Gallery (http://www. detroit. citysearch. com/profile/5122678/southfield_mi/park_west_gallery. html) of Michigan founded in 1969 are America's largest art dealer, selling more individual artworks than any other art dealer in the United States. Since 1980, the company has occupied its own 63,000 sq ft art gallery and in 2002, Park West built a 181,000 sq ft distribution center and gallery in Miami Lakes, Florida. Park West Gallery (http://www. shipart. net) conducts auctions across North America in fine hotels and maintains an active catalog and internet sales business. Park West Gallery (http://www. cruiseshipart. net) is also the largest art dealer conducting auctions at sea and currently conducts auctions on more than 60 ships for the following cruise lines: Carnival Cruise Lines; Celebrity Cruises Inc.; Disney Cruise Line; Holland America Line; Radisson Seven Seas Cruises; Royal Caribbean International; Windstar Cruises. In addition to Durer, discover the Park West Gallery (http://www. sales. parkwestgallery. com) Biography of artist Romain de Tirtoff - Erté.

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SEDONA INNKEEPERS DONATE ROMANTIC "REUNION WEEKENDS" TO HOMECOMING U. S. TROOPS

SEDONA INNKEEPERS DONATE ROMANTIC "REUNION WEEKENDS" TO HOMECOMING U. S. TROOPS

Premier Bed & Breakfasts of Sedona is announcing plans to donate 20 romantic "reunion" weekends to homecoming troops this holiday season -- and throughout 2004.

(PRWEB) November 26, 2003

SEDONA, AZ, November 24, 2003 -- Premier Bed &

Breakfasts of Sedona (www. bbsedona. net) -- a

Collection of 20 award-winning inns in Northern

Arizona's red rock country -- is giving thanks this holiday season by donating 20 romantic "reunion

Weekends" to U. S. troops returning from active duty in

Iraq, Afghanistan and other locations.

The first 10 weekends will be awarded to homecoming

Servicemen and women from Luke Air Force Base, outside

Phoenix, in random drawings on December 7 and

Valentine's Day 2004. The drawings are being conducted

Under the auspices of Luke's "Hearts Together, Hearts

Apart" programs.

Winners will receive a weekend with their spouses in

The destination USA Today calls "The Most Beautiful

Place in America." Their "Sedona experience" will

Include:

 Two nights at a romantic B&B;

 Candlelight dinner at Dahl & DiLuca

Ristorante Italiano, one of the area's most popular

Restaurants;

 Pink Jeep tour of red-rock backcountry;

 Massage for two, courtesy of the Sedona

Massage Association.

All Luke military personnel returning from overseas

Deployments are qualified to enter the drawing.

"Military reunions are supposed to be happy times, but

Many families underestimate the stresses that can

Arise," said Sgt. Cory Carmichael," co-director of

Luke's Family Support Center, which sponsors "Hearts

Together, Hearts Apart" to help a growing number of

Families cope with the effects of military

Deployments. "We're very grateful to the Premier Bed &

Breakfasts of Sedona for providing returning service

Personnel and their families with a healthy transition

To civilian life."

Premier Bed & Breakfasts of Sedona is one of the first

B&B associations to provide fully complimentary

"re-entry getaways" to returning troops. Pam Morris,

President of the Premier Bed & Breakfasts of Sedona,

Said, "As innkeepers, we couldn't think of a better

Way to show support, than to open our hearts and our

"homes" to our local heroes."

Media Advisory: The December 7 drawing will be held 6

P. m. at the Polar Ice Rink in Peoria, AZ (on conjunction with

Luke's "Hearts Together" family outing from 4:30-6:30

P. m.).To attend, please call Laurie Berger at

310-828-6607.

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About Premier Bed & Breakfasts of Sedona

Premier Bed & Breakfasts of Sedona is a collection of

20 award-winning inns located less than two hours from

The Grand Canyon in spectacular red rock country.

Close to outdoor adventure, top-name entertainment and

World-class art galleries, Sedona B&Bs' are as unique

As the destination itself. From Victorian-styled

Creekside inns to western-themed B&Bs, there are

Accommodations for every taste and budget. The inns

Have received numerous accolades from top travel

Publications including USA Today, Zagat, Sunset

Magazine and FrommerÂ’s. For more information, visit

Www. bbsedona. net

About Luke Air Force Base

Luke Air Force base, located just outside Phoenix, AZ,

Is the largest fighter training base in the world.

Its Family Support Center, founded in 1982, has

Served as a model for other branches of the military

In supporting families with deployed members, through

Its privately funded Friends of Military Families and

"Hearts Together, Hearts Apart" programs. For more

Information, http://www. luke. af. mil/familysupport/ (http://www. luke. af. mil/familysupport/).

About Dahl & DiLuca

Dahl & DiLuca Ristorante Italiano, best known for its

Authentic cuisine and romantic atmosphere, has been

Voted "Best Italian Restaurant " five years in a row.

Owners Lisa Dahl and Andrea DiLuca recently opened a

Second fine dining establishment, Tuscan-style Cucina

Rustica, in the Village of Oak Creek.

About Pink Jeep Tours

Since 1958, Pink Jeep has been operating award-winning

Tours of Sedona's famous red-rock backcountry. Its

Exclusive Broken Arrow, Ancient Ruin and Diamondback

Gulch excursions offer adventure, Native American

History, nature, geology and panoramic vistas. For

More information, visit www. pinkjeep. com.

About Sedona Massage Association

The Sedona Massage Association was formed in 1995 to

Establish high standards of professionalism in massage

Therapy. Its members are licensed, and have more than

500 training hours in 30 modalities, including

Swedish, shiatsu, sports massage and Sedona's famous

Hot stone therapy. For more information, visit

Www. sedonamassageassociation. com.