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Durer: the vain genius

Duration: 03:17

Sister Wendy on Albrecht Dürer. A vain, self obsessed man that considered himself to be a genius – and he was right. Sporting his trademark beard and long curly hair, he loved nothing more that painting self-portraits. Upon returning to Germany after a stay in Venice, he set about raising the status of the Northern artist

Available since: Wed 22 Jun 2011

Credits

Presenter
Wendy Beckett
Writer
Wendy Beckett
Writer
John Silver
Writer
David Willcock
Producer
John Silver
Director
John Silver

This clip is from

Sister Wendy's Story of Painting Two Sides of the Alps

4/10 Sister Wendy Beckett looks at the Renaissance in Northern Europe.

First broadcast: 21 Jul 1996

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