Hans the Elder Portrait Burgkmair (1518) by Albrecht Durer

Hans the Elder Portrait Burgkmair - Albrecht Durer - 1518

Artwork Information

TitleHans the Elder Portrait Burgkmair
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationAshmolean Museum, Oxford, UK

About Hans the Elder Portrait Burgkmair

The artwork “Hans the Elder Portrait Burgkmair” was created by artist Albrecht Dürer in 1518. This portrait is a notable work from the Northern Renaissance period and is a part of the collection at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, UK. It exemplifies the genre of portraiture that was prevalent during this time.

In the image, the subject, presumably Hans Burgkmair the Elder, is depicted with a strong sense of presence and realism. The portrait is highly detailed, capturing the textures of the subject’s skin and hair, as well as the fabric of his clothing. There is a prominent use of line to define features and add depth to the work. The man is gazing directly out of the frame, engaging the viewer with a penetrating and contemplative gaze. The attire and the hairstyle reflect the fashion of the time, providing historical as well as artistic context. Notably, Dürer’s mastery of form and his attention to detail are evident in this compelling rendering of the human figure, characteristic of his contribution to portrait art during the Renaissance.

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