Here are some suggestions for the first part:
I’d like to present a famous artist from the German Renaissance, Albrecht Dürer, and to describe his "Self Portrait with Thistle".
One of his contemporaries wrote about him:
“Nature gave him a slender body, beautifully proportioned, and of a noble bearing that well matched his noble spirit. He had an expressive face, with shining eyes and an aristocratic nose; a rather long neck; a very deep chest; and a lean stomach, with muscular thighs and strong, well-shaped shins. But you would have said that you had never seen anything more delicate than his fingers.
His speech was so pleasant and witty than nothing upset his listeners except its end.”
Till now, his personality has remained enigmatic. The melancholy mystic of the “Apocalypses” and “Passions” was also a handsome, fashionable man, who dreamt about learning to dance and writing a treatise about it.
His horoscope, made by a contemporary astrologist, describes Dürer in the following way:
He has an outstanding, exceptional gift of painting; he is attractive to the opposite sex, and a successful lover; he has followed his inclination towards women, and is attracted to more than one woman at one time; he is open and frank; likes the science of arms; willingly travels; will never be poor and never become rich; will have only one wife..."
I have to go now; but maybe someone else will help with the remainder!