Blog Post #2


Willow Mill by Albrecht Durer

The piece of artwork I chose is from the Northern Renaissance era. The name of the piece is Willow Mill and it is by Albrecht Durer. I was intrigued with this particular piece of artwork because when I was doing research going through Durer’s paintings, most of them are not in color, and those that are, are in very dim colors. This one is in bright colors. During the Northern Renaissance The Reformation happened and due to this, artwork took on a whole new form. Prior to The Reformation, artwork was primarily religious. During this time, it began to stray to self portraits and landscapes like the one featured here.