Albrecht Dürer, Willow Mill. 1496-1498. Watercolour and gouache on paper. Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France.
“I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.” -Dürer, Four Books on Human Proportions, 1528
“Albrecht Dürer was a German painter, printmaker, draughtsman and art theorist, generally regarded as the greatest German Renaissance artist. His vast body of work includes altarpieces and religious works, numerous portraits and self-portraits, and copper engravings. His woodcuts, such as the Apocalypse series (1498), retain a more Gothic flavour than the rest of his work.” – (from Ibiblio, http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/)