Lion (1521) by Albrecht Durer

Lion - Albrecht Durer - 1521

Artwork Information

ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance

About Lion

The artwork titled “Lion” was created by Albrecht Dürer in 1521. Dürer, a significant figure of the Northern Renaissance, was known for his detailed works which often included themes from nature. This piece, adhering to the genre of animal painting, exemplifies his skill in capturing the essence of wildlife with fidelity and detail.

The image displays a drawing of a lion that rests with a serene and majestic demeanor. The lion’s face is the focal point, with meticulous attention to the details of its eyes, nose, and mouth, giving the animal a lifelike expression. The lion’s mane is rendered with an array of fine lines suggesting volume and texture, while the body, although less detailed, still conveys the powerful build of this regal creature. The lion’s reclining posture evokes a sense of calm and strength. Dürer’s distinct signature can be observed in the upper-right corner of the drawing. Overall, the work is a testament to Dürer’s mastery of the medium and his ability to portray the natural world with grace and precision.

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