Abduction Of A Woman (Rape Of The Sabine Women) (1495) by Albrecht Durer

Abduction Of A Woman (Rape Of The Sabine Women) - Albrecht Durer - 1495

Artwork Information

TitleAbduction Of A Woman (Rape Of The Sabine Women)
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationMusee Bonnat, Bayonne, France

About Abduction Of A Woman (Rape Of The Sabine Women)

The artwork titled “Abduction Of A Woman (Rape Of The Sabine Women)” was created by the artist Albrecht Durer in 1495. This pen and ink drawing is part of the Northern Renaissance movement and is categorized as a history painting. It is housed at the Musee Bonnat in Bayonne, France.

The drawing depicts a dynamic scene involving human figures in motion, capturing a moment from the legendary event of the abduction of the Sabine women, a narrative from ancient Roman lore. Two nude male figures are portrayed in an intense struggle as they vie for possession of a woman. The woman’s form is limp and appears to be overwhelmed by the forceful action of the men. Her body is being carried off, and the forceful lines and muscular details of the male figures suggest both the brutality of the act and the physical prowess of the participants. The artwork exemplifies Durer’s skill with pen and ink, delivering a vivid and dramatic portrayal of this historical subject.

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