Lobster (1495) by Albrecht Durer

Lobster - Albrecht Durer - 1495

Artwork Information

ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance

About Lobster

The artwork titled “Lobster” was created by the artist Albrecht Dürer in 1495. It is a work from the Northern Renaissance, executed using pen and ink as the medium. This piece falls under the category of animal painting, which was one of the subjects Dürer depicted in his extensive body of artwork.

This particular drawing showcases a detailed study of a lobster. The image demonstrates a great deal of detail and attention to the natural form and texture of the lobster. Dürer’s precision with pen and ink is evident, capturing the intricate segments of the lobster’s exoskeleton, its jointed limbs, and the delicate features of its antennae and claws. The lobster is placed diagonally across the page, allowing the viewer to appreciate its complete form. The artwork’s lines suggest a subtle texture to the creature’s shell, and there is a sense of naturalism that is characteristic of the Northern Renaissance’s focus on detailed observation of the world. The paper appears aged, adding to the historical value and authenticity of the drawing.

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