(b. 1471, Nürnberg, d. 1528, Nürnberg)
Adoration of the Magi (detail)1504
Oil on wood
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
The architectural ruins create an impression of depth in the composition and far away rises a fortified hill town, like those which Dürer saw on his visit to Italy. The shapes and colours of the ruins, the horsemen in the background and distant landscape, all create a marvellous balance with the Nativity scene.