Christ Before Pilate (1512) by Albrecht Durer

Christ Before Pilate - Albrecht Durer - 1512

Artwork Information

TitleChrist Before Pilate
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Christ Before Pilate

The artwork “Christ Before Pilate” is an engraving by Albrecht Dürer, completed in 1512. It is a work from the Northern Renaissance and depicts a religious scene. The medium is a testament to Dürer’s mastery of engraving, and the piece reflects a religious genre, as was common during this period. The original artwork is currently held in a private collection.

Regarding the artwork itself, it depicts a detailed and dynamic religious scene where Jesus Christ is presented before Pontius Pilate. There is a stark contrast between the calm demeanor of Christ and the various agitated expressions and postures of the surrounding figures, which include soldiers and onlookers. The composition is rich with intricate details. This engraving features a high level of craftsmanship in the precise lines and dramatic use of light and shadow, characteristic of Dürer’s skill and the Northern Renaissance style. The architecture and ornaments are meticulously rendered, creating a vivid and engaging scene that invites the viewer to contemplate this momentous biblical episode.

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