Agnes Durerin in Dutch Tracht (1521) by Albrecht Durer

Agnes Durerin in Dutch Tracht - Albrecht Durer - 1521

Artwork Information

TitleAgnes Durerin in Dutch Tracht
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance

About Agnes Durerin in Dutch Tracht

The artwork titled “Agnes Durerin in Dutch Tracht” is a portrait crafted by the esteemed artist Albrecht Durer in the year 1521, amidst the cultural flourishing of the Northern Renaissance. This piece, characterized by its genre as a portrait, reflects the attention to individuality and detail that were hallmarks of the period.

In this artwork, we observe a detailed study of a female subject adorned in Dutch attire. The woman appears to be middle-aged with her gaze directed slightly off to the side, exuding a sense of contemplation or introspection. Her facial features are rendered with great care, conveying a sense of realism emblematic of Durer’s style. The artwork captures the unique textures and layers of her clothing, with particular attention given to the fine folds and creases of her garments, indicative of the Dutch fashion of the time. The headdress and clothing suggest both modesty and the social norms of the era.

The delicate linework and shading display Durer’s mastery over the medium, offering a testament to his ability to capture human expressions and the subtleties of texture. The portrait, while monochromatic, is rich with contrast and detail that draw the observer into a silent dialogue with the sitter, whose identity and story invite speculation, thereby immortalizing a moment in time with historical fidelity and artistic grace.

Other Artwork from Albrecht Durer

More Northern Renaissance Artwork

Scroll to Top