Battle of Alexander at Issus by Altdorfer Albrecht
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"A Sweeping Alpine landscape dominates this dramatic painting, emphasizing the enormous scale of the swirling battle taking place in the lower half. A monumental panel floats high above the soldiers, informing the viewer that Alexander the Great has gained a decisive victory over King Darius III of Persia (who can be seen fleeing in his chariot to the left of the scene) at the Battle of Issus in 333BC. The representation draws the comparison between this great historical victory and contemporary battles of Altdorfer's day."
"The action itself is shown in vivid detail with hundreds of individual figures depicted. Altdorfer is known to have taken a tour of the Danube and the Austrian Alps in 1511, and the scenery he encountered there no doubt confirmed is the inclination towards the landscape. He produces a large number of drawing and engravings, many of them depicting landscape without any narrative."
Beard, L., Butler, A., Cleave, C. V., Fortenberry, D., & Stirling, S. (2014). The art book. London: Phaidon Press.
• Wood canvas made from Birchwood sourced from sustainable Canadian forests • UV set inks, meaning the print resists water • Each wood print is made in Montreal, Canada • Easy care, don’t touch the print if you don’t have to, but you can wipe it with a dry or damp cloth to remove dust • Arrives ready to hang! 4-panel frame in back allows you to just pop the wood print on a small nail in the wall, no wires necessary