Design to a court dress by Albrecht Durer

Design to a court dress - Albrecht Durer -

Artwork Information

TitleDesign to a court dress
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance

About Design to a court dress

The artwork “Design to a court dress” by Albrecht Dürer represents a piece from the Northern Renaissance period, categorized under design. Dürer, a prominent figure in the Northern Renaissance art movement, has created this piece reflective of the aesthetic and cultural sensibilities of the era.

The artwork is a black and white sketch or engraving, showing a man in what appears to be elaborate and richly detailed court attire. The individual stands with a confident pose, his weight shifted onto one foot, creating a dynamic and elegant stance. His costume features a large, draped cloak adorned with decorative edges and patterns, which signify high status and grandeur. Underneath the cloak, he wears a layered garment with intricate designs running down the front and on the trim.

The man is also donning a hat with a feather, suggesting a fashion typical of the Renaissance era for noblemen or people of high societal standing. The facial expression is detailed, rendering a lifelike appearance that captures the individual’s personality. The date “1517” and Dürer’s monogram “AD” are visible at the top of the artwork, indicating its historical context and artist’s signature. Overall, Dürer’s design showcases the elaborate fashion and style of the time, while also reflecting his skill in portraying fabric and texture in his designs.

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