Dry dock at Hallerturlein, Nuremberg (1496) by Albrecht Durer

Dry dock at Hallerturlein, Nuremberg - Albrecht Durer - 1496

Artwork Information

TitleDry dock at Hallerturlein, Nuremberg
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Dimensions16 x 323 cm
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationAlbertina, Vienna, Austria

About Dry dock at Hallerturlein, Nuremberg

The artwork titled “Dry dock at Hallerturlein, Nuremberg” was created by the artist Albrecht Dürer in 1496. This Northern Renaissance watercolor depicts a cityscape and measures 16 x 32.3 cm. It is part of the collection at the Albertina museum in Vienna, Austria.

In the artwork, we observe a detailed illustration of the dry dock at Hallerturlein, part of the city of Nuremberg. Durer’s meticulous attention to detail is evident in the architectural structures, the texture of the rooftops, and the nuances in the natural elements such as the trees and water. The watercolor showcases the blend of human-made structures with the natural environment. Dominant features include buildings with steep pitched roofs, a fortified tower, and a bridge crossing over a body of water. The use of perspective and proportion demonstrates Dürer’s skill in capturing the essence of the cityscape. Shadows and light are subtly rendered, hinting at the time of day and weather when Dürer captured this scene.

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