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Although the composition, with its five separate pictures, has an Italian character,
Durer's intellect and imagination went beyond direct dependence on Italian art.
From this maturity of style comes the bold, natural, relaxed conception of the ...
Engraving originated independently in the Rhine valley in Germany and in
northern Italy about the middle of the 15th century. It seems to have been first
developed by German goldsmiths now known only by their initials or
pseudonyms, the ...
Southern Italy and Sicily were united in the Norman kingdom of Roger II. The
cities of the Lombards, which had been little more than a nuisance to the earlier
emperors, had now become invincible. Frederick started his struggle for the old
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