Face a young girl with red beret (1507) by Albrecht Durer

Face a young girl with red beret - Albrecht Durer - 1507

Artwork Information

TitleFace a young girl with red beret
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Dimensions30.4 x 20 cm
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationGemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

About Face a young girl with red beret

The artwork “Portrait of a Young Girl with a Red Beret” was created by Albrecht Dürer in 1507. This oil on panel painting is part of the Northern Renaissance art movement and measures 30.4 by 20 cm. It is a portrait genre painting and is located at the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin, Germany.

In this portrait, the subject is a young girl depicted bust-length facing slightly to the right. She dons a striking red beret, tilting gently atop her softly curling blond hair. The beret is adorned with a jewel hanging from a delicate chain. Her gaze is directed forward, engaging the viewer with her large, light-colored eyes. Her expression is serene, with a faint trace of a smile on her lips. The girl’s complexion is light, and her fair skin is rendered with fine detail to showcase her youthful appearance.

She is wearing a deep green garment with a squared neckline, revealing a hint of her shoulders, which contrasts with her pale skin. The background is dark, which further accentuates the figure’s delicate features and the rich colors of her attire and headgear. The artist has signed and dated the work in the upper left corner, where “1507” is displayed alongside his monogram. The attention to detail, the realistic portrayal of texture, and the use of light to enhance the figure’s three-dimensionality are hallmarks of Dürer’s skill as one of the foremost artists of the Northern Renaissance.

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