I’m in 7th grade and am studying the Renaissance.
Albrecht Durer, famous Renaissance artist, was known for his prints made from carving the image into wood or metal, putting ink on it, and then putting it on a large paper like a stamp.
I understand that some believe that a skilled carpenter actually carved Durer’s paintings, but with each peice of artworks extreme detail and fullness, how large was the block of wood or metal it was on? I asked my teacher, but he said he wasn’t sure. Can someone help?
Also, how time consuming was the engraving? I assume it must have taken months.