Feet Of A Kneeling Man (1508) by Albrecht Durer

Feet Of A Kneeling Man - Albrecht Durer - 1508

Artwork Information

TitleFeet Of A Kneeling Man
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Feet Of A Kneeling Man

“Feet of a Kneeling Man” is a sketch by Albrecht Dürer, a master artist from the Northern Renaissance. Completed in 1508, this work is an example of a study, likely used by Dürer to perfect his rendering of human anatomy for larger compositions. The sketch can be classified within the genre of sketches and studies and hails from an era when artists paid great attention to detail and realism. Currently, the artwork is held in a private collection.

The artwork itself is a highly detailed drawing that focuses on the feet of a man who is presumably kneeling. The perspective is such that the viewer is looking down at the feet from above, capturing the intricate play of light and shadow. Dürer’s attention to detail is evident in the precise lines that describe the texture of the skin, the form of the muscles and bones, and the naturalistic appearance of the toes. Despite being a study, it showcases Dürer’s skill in creating lifelike representations of his subjects.

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