Holy Family, crowned by two angels (1519) by Albrecht Durer

Holy Family, crowned by two angels - Albrecht Durer - 1519

Artwork Information

TitleHoly Family, crowned by two angels
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationLouvre, Paris, France

About Holy Family, crowned by two angels

The artwork titled “Holy Family, crowned by two angels” is a creation by Albrecht Dürer, dated to 1519. It is a religious painting exemplifying the Northern Renaissance style, and it is located at the Louvre museum in Paris, France. The artwork presents a detailed and delicate representation of the Holy Family in a domestic and divine setting, surrounded by the heavenly presence of angels.

In this image, you can see what appears to be a pen-and-ink drawing, displaying a central figure believed to be the Virgin Mary seated while holding the Christ Child. To her side and slightly behind her, there are figures that likely represent Saint Joseph and perhaps one or more female figures, which could be interpreted as attendants or saints. Above the central grouping of human figures, two angels are depicted as if floating in the air, one of which appears to be placing a crown upon Mary’s head. The scene is finely detailed, showcasing Dürer’s skill in capturing both the human form and elements of the divine in the intricate lines of the drawing. On the lower part of the drawing, one can see the year “1519” inscribed, indicating the time of the artwork’s creation, along with what could be perceived as Dürer’s monogram or signature.

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