Cardinal Albrecht Of Brandenburg (1523) by Albrecht Durer

Cardinal Albrecht Of Brandenburg - Albrecht Durer - 1523

Artwork Information

TitleCardinal Albrecht Of Brandenburg
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Cardinal Albrecht Of Brandenburg

The artwork titled “Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg” is an engraving by Albrecht Dürer dating to 1523. This piece is part of the Northern Renaissance art movement and falls under the genre of portraiture. It is currently held in a private collection.

The artwork presents a profile portrait of Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg. The engraving showcases Dürer’s mastery of fine detail and texture, particularly evident in the Cardinal’s facial features, clothing, and the ornate hat he is wearing. The Cardinal’s visage is portrayed with remarkable realism, capturing his age and the gravity of his ecclesiastical position. Around the figure, there is textual information that provides context to the subject’s identity and status within the church hierarchy, including his name and titles in Latin. This engraving is an excellent example of how Dürer’s skill in the medium contributed to the Northern Renaissance’s emphasis on detail, individuality, and the human experience.

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