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Albrecht Durer : “Sea Monster (Das Meerwunder)” (c. 1498)

Archival Inkjet on Matte Finish Fine Art Paper

The Ibis’s giclée process uses archival pigment inks on 100% cotton rag paper to achieve crisp detail and rich, lasting color. Unlike posters, they will not yellow with time, but will maintain their original quality for as long as you own them. If you are unhappy with your print for any reason, you are welcome to return it for a full refund.

A woman in a Milanese headdress is snatched away by a half-man, half-fish monster in this characteristically enigmatic engraving by the German Renaissance master Albrecht Dürer. Whether it is based upon a specific myth or legend, or whether it represents a composite of motifs drawn from different sources, is a question that still confounds scholars. The nude woman’s lack of active resistance may suggest that the piece had been intended to carry erotic or moralistic overtones. Her lust cajoles her away to sea, even as the friendly figures on the shore are frantic to save her.

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