Albrecht Dürer, The Death of Orpheus, 1494 The banner hung in the tree reads: Orfeus der erst puseran (“Orpheus, the first sodomite”). The word puseran(t) derives from the Italian buggerone, which in its turn derives from Latin bulgarus from which come also the terms bugger in English and bougre in French. Though the drawing could be taken as a Northern European reaction to sodomy, it is based on an original, by the Italian master Andrea Mantegna. Pens Drawings, Hamburg Kunsthal, Barouqu Art, Albrecht Durer, Death, Orpheu, Albrecht Dürer, Dürer 1494, Albrecht Durer
Albrecht Dürer: Self-portrait at 13 years - Albrecht Dürer (1471 –1528) was a German painter, engraver, printmaker, mathematician, and theorist from Nuremberg. His high-quality woodcuts ("master prints") established his reputation and influence across Europe when he was still in his twenties, and he has been conventionally regarded as the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance.