Albrecht Durer’s Father (1497) by Albrecht Durer

Albrecht Durer's Father - Albrecht Durer - 1497

Artwork Information

TitleAlbrecht Durer's Father
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationNational Gallery, London, UK

About Albrecht Durer's Father

The artwork “Albrecht Durer’s Father” is a portrait painted by the renowned artist Albrecht Durer in 1497. This oil on panel painting is an example of the Northern Renaissance art movement and is categorized as a portrait genre. The work is part of the collection at the National Gallery in London, UK.

In the painting, we see an elderly man directly facing the viewer, providing a clear view of his visage. His expression is solemn, with deep-set eyes that convey a sense of wisdom and experience. The man’s hair is grey, and he wears a black hat on his head. His clothing consists of what appears to be a fur-lined robe or cloak, predominantly brown in color with black detailing, suggesting a garment appropriate for someone of importance or affluence during that period. The background of the painting is a warm, earthy orange hue, which contrasts with the darker tones of the subject’s clothing and serves to highlight the details of his face and attire. The painter’s mastery of portraiture is evident in the fine depiction of textures such as the fur lining and the realistic rendering of the subject’s skin.

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