Like all successful businessmen, Durer worried about fakes of their works, while there was no law on illegal copying. Dürer began to use the monogram on his work, the letter D in the "legs" A. But the monogram is not so difficult to forge. Durer sued the Venetian artist Marcantonio Raimondi per copy. And just got from the Emperor Maximilian to be protected from the paper copies, the first version of the copyright.
And such protection, he engraved on the work of "Life of Virgin"
Keep! You sly poddelschik, alien to the work and the prig ideas of others. Think before you run your hands in my work. Beware! I have a paper from the magnificent Emperor Maxmillian that nobody has the right to make copies of my works and sell them. Listen! And the wound on the whiskers, if by malice and greed you skopiruesh my work, not only your good will be confiscated, but he podvergneshsya torture.
(probably all have to adopt
After the death of Dürer was elevated to the status of the righteous, after three days of burial, the body was exhumed in order to make a death mask. Fans of the artist borrowed the idea of death masks from Italy.
In 1840, the artist erected a bronze monument in Nuremberg, with the inscription: "Otets Durer, bless us, like you, we will carefully guard the German art, be our guiding light to the grave!"
In 1920, the Nazis pointed Durer as the most German of all German artists
(although Dyurera father was Hungarian) and put the self-portrait of the artist in the magazine "People and Races."
Mayor of Nuremberg, Hitler gave the original work "The Knight Death and the Devil"
and Nazi artist Hubert Lanzinger has depicted Hitler as a knight, the work turned out to be extremely podonistaya
During the Cold War, East and West Germany competed for the legacy of Durer.
The best of Dürer's pretty simple. His most popular watercolor, and woodcut rhinoceros, made in 1515
Dürer never seen a live rhinos, only read a letter from a livantiyskogo merchant, where the latter described looks like a rhinoceros. The merchant himself had seen a rhino, of which the Sultan of Gujarat (the new name of the State Kambreya) sent a gift to the King of Portugal.
This engraving of rhinoceros immediately became popular and before the 18 th century was considered a realistic work (though anatomically rhinoceros was disabled)
Add that Durer liked to portray himself in the image of Jesus Christ. Trick businessman: "If I can portray himself as the Son of the Lord, then at least for you and even more so I can portray anything great"