Head of a Woman (c.1506 – c.1507) by Albrecht Durer

Head of a Woman - Albrecht Durer - c.1506 - c.1507

Artwork Information

TitleHead of a Woman
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Datec.1506 - c.1507
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationAlbertina, Vienna, Austria

About Head of a Woman

“Head of a Woman” is an artwork created by Albrecht Dürer, an acclaimed artist of the Northern Renaissance, around 1506 to 1507. This portrait is part of the genre of portraiture, which focuses on depicting the visage and expression of an individual. The artwork can be found in the Albertina Museum located in Vienna, Austria.

The image presented is a detailed drawing that showcases the refined skill of Albrecht Dürer. It presents a woman viewed from the front, with her gaze slightly directed to one side, providing a sense of depth and contemplation in her expression. The artist has intricately rendered the woman’s features with a softness and precision that convey her gentle demeanor. The shading techniques produce a three-dimensional effect, bringing life and realism to the depiction. The attention to detail in capturing the texture of her skin and the fall of light across her face is exemplary of Dürer’s masterful drawing abilities. The monogram “AD,” conspicuously placed near the bottom right of the drawing, serves as Dürer’s signature mark.

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