Jesus boy with Globe (1493) by Albrecht Durer

Jesus boy with Globe - Albrecht Durer - 1493

Artwork Information

TitleJesus boy with Globe
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationAlbertina, Vienna, Austria

About Jesus boy with Globe

The artwork titled “Jesus boy with Globe” was created by Albrecht Dürer in 1493 and is an embodiment of the Northern Renaissance art movement. It falls under the genre of religious painting and currently resides in the Albertina Museum located in Vienna, Austria. The piece is a distinctive work that captures a young Jesus depicted with a globe, symbolizing his dominion over the world.

The painting features a young boy with curly blond hair and a golden halo around his head, suggesting his holy nature. The boy is shown with rosy cheeks and his gaze is seemingly directed towards the viewer, creating a sense of engagement. Clothed in a white garment with delicate folds hinting at Dürer’s attention to detail, the child holds a globe in his hands, a possible allusion to Christ’s role as the Savior of the world in Christian theology. The background is simple, with an arched opening framing the figure, adding to the sense of depth and space within the composition. Dürer’s use of fine brushstrokes and subtle color variations demonstrate his masterful technique and contribute to the lifelike quality of the painting.

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