Madonna By The Wall (1514) by Albrecht Durer

Madonna By The Wall - Albrecht Durer - 1514

Artwork Information

TitleMadonna By The Wall
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Madonna By The Wall

“Madonna by the Wall,” created by Albrecht Dürer in 1514, is an engraving representative of the Northern Renaissance movement. The piece is categorized as a religious painting and currently belongs to a private collection.

The artwork displays an intimate portrayal of the Virgin Mary seated by a wall with the infant Jesus in her arms. The attention to detail is meticulous, a hallmark of Dürer’s engravings. The scene is set against a detailed backdrop that features a distant castle and a river, suggestive of a tranquil, rural landscape. The walls and surroundings are intricately rendered with fine lines and distinct textures that lend the work a sense of depth and realism. Mary is draped in flowing robes, and she holds Jesus close, her gaze downward in a reflective, tender pose. The artwork is suffused with a sense of serene piety and maternal affection, emblematic of the religious art of the period. Dürer’s skill in using light and shadow through the engraving technique is evident, which enhances the three-dimensional effect of the figures and the surrounding architecture.

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