Betrayal Of Christ (1508) by Albrecht Durer

Betrayal Of Christ - Albrecht Durer - 1508

Artwork Information

TitleBetrayal Of Christ
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Betrayal Of Christ

The artwork “Betrayal Of Christ” by Albrecht Dürer is an engraving completed in 1508, during the Northern Renaissance. It belongs to the religious painting genre and is part of a private collection. The art piece, marked by Dürer’s typical finesse in detailing and intense emotional expression, depicts the moment of Jesus Christ’s betrayal in the Garden of Gethsemane.

In the image, a dynamic and tumultuous scene is captured with remarkable detail and texture typical of a fine engraving. Christ is depicted at the central-right, identifiable by the traditional halo above his head, being seized by soldiers and kissed by Judas, indicating the act of betrayal. The figures around them are shown in varied expressions of confusion, aggression, and dismay. It’s worth noting the intricate details in their garments, armaments, and the dense composition that Albrecht Dürer is known for. The scenario is filled with motion and intensity, which characterizes many of Dürer’s narrative engravings. The date “1508” and Dürer’s monogram are inscribed at the bottom of the image, certifying the work’s authenticity and date of creation.

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