Erin Nuremberg and Venetian (c.1495) by Albrecht Durer

Erin Nuremberg and Venetian - Albrecht Durer - c.1495

Artwork Information

TitleErin Nuremberg and Venetian
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationStadel, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

About Erin Nuremberg and Venetian

The artwork titled “Erin Nuremberg and Venetian” by Albrecht Dürer, dated around 1495, is a work from the Northern Renaissance period. This portrait is part of the collection at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The genre of the artwork is a portrait depicting two women in finely detailed attire, symbolic of the styles from two different regions as indicated by the title.

The image shows a drawing of two standing women portrayed in profile. To the left, a woman is depicted with her head turned toward the viewer, wearing a snug-fitting bodice and full skirt, which is gathered up in her hands, exposing an underskirt. Her attire suggests a fashion typical of Nuremberg at that time. She wears a rather large, structured hat, characteristic of the era’s headwear.

To the right, the second woman wears a flowing gown with a high waistline, indicative of Venetian fashion. She is adorned with a headdress that frames her face and cascades behind her. Her attire includes puffed sleeves and a necklace, and she seems to be holding a handkerchief. The details of their dresses, such as folds of the fabric, accessories, and hairstyles, are intricately depicted, showcasing Dürer’s skill in rendering textures and patterns, which adds to the portrait’s realism and attention to contemporary fashion.

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