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Dürer's Melencolia I is one of three large prints of 1513 and 1514 known as his Meisterstiche (master engravings).  The other two are Knight, Death, and the Devil (43.106.2) and Saint Jerome in His Study (19

Dürer's Melencolia I is one of three large prints of 1513 and 1514 known as his Meisterstiche (master engravings). The other two are Knight, Death, and the Devil (43.106.2) and Saint Jerome in His Study (19

Dürer's Melencolia I is one of three large prints of 1513 and 1514 known as his Meisterstiche (master engravings).  The other two are Knight, Death, and the Devil (43.106.2) and Saint Jerome in His Study (19

Dürer's Melencolia I is one of three large prints of 1513 and 1514 known as his Meisterstiche (master engravings). The other two are Knight, Death, and the Devil (43.106.2) and Saint Jerome in His Study (19

Albrecht Dürer - Melencolia I - Google Art Project ( AGDdr3EHmNGyA).jpg

Albrecht Dürer - Melencolia I - Google Art Project ( AGDdr3EHmNGyA).jpg

One of the most iconic engravings by one of art’s great printmakers, Melelcolia (an archaic spelling of melancholia) is filled with symbols of alchemy and carpentry (architecture), along with various measuring tools, an hourglass, a polyhedron and a “magic square” — the rows of which add up to 34 in all directions.

One of the most iconic engravings by one of art’s great printmakers, Melelcolia (an archaic spelling of melancholia) is filled with symbols of alchemy and carpentry (architecture), along with various measuring tools, an hourglass, a polyhedron and a “magic square” — the rows of which add up to 34 in all directions.

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Melencolia I, 1514  Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528)  Engraving    9 1/2 x 7 3/8 in. (24 x 18.5 cm)  Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1943 (43.106.1)

Melencolia I, 1514 Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528) Engraving 9 1/2 x 7 3/8 in. (24 x 18.5 cm) Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1943 (43.106.1)

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Albrecht Durer - Melencolia, (detail)

Albrecht Durer - Melencolia, (detail)

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Melencolia I Artist: Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg) Date: 1514 Medium: Engraving Dimensions: Plate: 9 7/16 × 7 5/16 in. (24 × 18.5 cm) Classification: Prints Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1943

Melencolia I Artist: Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg) Date: 1514 Medium: Engraving Dimensions: Plate: 9 7/16 × 7 5/16 in. (24 × 18.5 cm) Classification: Prints Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1943

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Melencolia I - Albrecht Durer - www.albrecht-durer.org

Melencolia I - Albrecht Durer - www.albrecht-durer.org

Albrecht Dürer’s enigmatic Melencolia I -  a brilliant work of art by on of the greatest artists of the Northern German Renaissance

Albrecht Dürer’s enigmatic Melencolia I - a brilliant work of art by on of the greatest artists of the Northern German Renaissance

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Dürer, Melencolia I. 1514

Dürer, Melencolia I. 1514