Details: This poster is of The Battle of Alexander at Issus, by Albrecht Altdorfer. It depicts a young Alexander the Great in 333 BC, at the point of victory over the Persian army of King Darius III in the Battle of Issus. It is of an apocalyptic scene of two huge armies dominated by an extravagant landscape seen from a very high viewpoint. It is thought to be the earliest painting to show the curvature of the Earth from a great height.
Albrecht Altdorfer (c. 1480 near Regensburg - 12 February 1538 in Regensburg) was a German painter, printmaker and architect of the Renaissance era, the leader of the Danube School in southern Germany, and a near-contemporary of Albrecht Dürer. He is best known as a significant pioneer of landscape in art. He most often painted religious scenes, but is mainly famous as the first frequent painter of pure landscape, and also compositions dominated by their landscape. He also painted some portraits; overall his painted oeuvre was not large. He was a significant printmaker with numerous engravings and about ninety-three woodcuts.
This poster is usually printed with a thin white edge border.