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Georg
Penz

Germany 
1500−1550
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Born in Nuremberg in 1500, the first teacher of art was Albrecht dürer. In 1524 he moved to Italy, where he joined the school of Raphael and studied engraving under the guidance of Marcantonio Raimondi. In 1528 he returned to Germany.

Most of the paintings written by the artist are allegorical and genre content, as well as the portraits have a good figure and warm, clear colour.

Georg Penz created 126 engravings. They show the influence of Italian Renaissance on the work more so than on the beautiful creations of German.

German painter and printmaker, he studied first at Albrecht dürer in 1524 he moved to Italy, where he joined the school of Raphael and studied engraving under the direction of Mark-Anthony Raimondi. Home Pentz returned in 1528 Written by him, paintings of historical, allegorical, and genre content, as well as the portraits have a good figure and warm, clear colouring; however, these works though are the characteristic features of direction Raphael school, but did not represent the blind imitations of the works of the great master of Urbino. One of them is worthy to be mentioned: "Cupid and Venus" (Munich Pinakothek), "St. Jerome" (in Nuremberg), "Crucifixion" (in the Vienna gallery), and a significant number of portraits at Vienna, Berlin, Braunschweig and other cities. Engravings by Pentz, whose number extends up to 126, combine beauty of form with the power and finesse of the cutter; these are, among other things, "the Capture of Carthage" with John. Romano, "Love", "Mercy", "Glory", "History of Tobias" and a portrait of elector Johann-Friedrich the Magnanimous.

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