Alliance Coat of Arms (1490) by Albrecht Durer

Alliance Coat of Arms - Albrecht Durer - 1490

Artwork Information

TitleAlliance Coat of Arms
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationUffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

About Alliance Coat of Arms

The artwork named “Alliance Coat of Arms” is a creation by Albrecht Dürer from the year 1490. This piece is executed in oil on panel and is categorized as part of the Northern Renaissance movement, specifically falling within the design genre. The artwork is housed at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.

The image presents a traditional heraldic composition with a dominant eagle displayed prominently at the top. The eagle is black with white and red accents, and it has a red and white crest. Beneath the eagle, there’s a knight’s helmet from which flows acanthus-like decorative mantling. Two shields are situated beneath the helmet: the one on the left bears a red block on a white background, and the other on the right features a white rampant goat on a blue background decorated with patterns. Gothic script appears at the bottom of the painting, possibly denoting the year of the work and adding an element of textuality to the design. The rich colors and intricate details are indicative of the Northern Renaissance style, which focused on precision and naturalism.

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