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Albrecht Altdorfer

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The Battle of Alexander (1529)
Wood, 158,4 x 120,3 cm Alte Pinakothek, Munich

Albrecht Altdorfer (c. 1480 near RegensburgFebruary 12, 1538 in Regensburg) was a painter, the leader of the Danubian School in southern Germany, and a contemporary of Albrecht Dürer.

He was a landscape painter of religious and mythological representations; most famously also for painting landscapes for their beauty and not as illustrating any story or parable, perhaps the first "pure" landscape painter.

His "Battle of Arbela" adorns the Münich Picture Gallery.

See also: Early Renaissance painting

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