The Battle of Alexander at Issus, Albrecht Altdorfer (1529)

The Battle of Alexander at Issus, Albrecht Altdorfer (1529). Europe is in the sun (is it setting or rising?), rendered in brown tones. The east is in a bluish twilight, the zone between sky and Europe, a frame of otherness that made the Renaissance concept of Europe possible.

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One thought on “The Battle of Alexander at Issus, Albrecht Altdorfer (1529)

  1. “A fierce sky caught in the dichotomy between the setting sun and the crescent moon dominates more than a third of the painting.”
    from the wikipedia link

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