Greyhound (1500 – 1501) by Albrecht Durer

Greyhound - Albrecht Durer - 1500 - 1501

Artwork Information

ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Date1500 - 1501
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationRoyal Collection (Buckingham Palace), London, UK

About Greyhound

The artwork “Greyhound” was created by Albrecht Dürer between 1500 and 1501. It is an animal painting from the Northern Renaissance period. This piece of art is part of the collection located at the Royal Collection in Buckingham Palace, London, UK.

In the artwork, there is a greyhound depicted in profile view. The dog is standing, with its head turned slightly upwards and sideways, seeming to gaze into the distance. The greyhound’s body is slender and muscular, with fine lines used to detail its sleek coat and toned musculature, characteristics typical of the breed. The tail is thin and curled upward. Dürer’s drawing is detailed and expressive, capturing both the physicality and the essence of the animal. His technique shows off the use of delicate and controlled lines to define the form and texture of the greyhound, reflecting his mastery of the medium and keen observation skills.

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