Father’s robe God by Albrecht Durer

Father's robe God - Albrecht Durer -

Artwork Information

TitleFather's robe God
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance

About Father's robe God

The artwork “Father’s Robe God” is a sketch and study by Albrecht Dürer, a renowned artist of the Northern Renaissance period. It is part of the studies made for the “Heller Altarpiece.” This specific piece showcases Dürer’s intricate attention to detail and his proficiency in the representation of fabric and textures.

In the image, we see an incisive study of a heavy, draped robe. The shading is meticulous, creating a strong sense of three-dimensionality and depth. The folds of the fabric are rendered with precision, capturing the way the material bunches and cascades. The light in the artwork appears to be coming from the left, as indicated by the shadows and highlights on the folds, giving the robe a sculptural form. The mastery of Dürer is evident in the way he has conveyed the weight and texture of the material solely through his use of line and shadow, without the necessity of color or additional context.

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