Madonna On A Grassy Bench (1503) by Albrecht Durer

Madonna On A Grassy Bench - Albrecht Durer - 1503

Artwork Information

TitleMadonna On A Grassy Bench
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Madonna On A Grassy Bench

The artwork “Madonna On A Grassy Bench” by Albrecht Durer, dated 1503, is an engraving that belongs to the Northern Renaissance movement. It is categorized as a religious painting, and as of my current knowledge, the piece is part of a private collection.

In this engraving, we observe a serene scene featuring the Virgin Mary seated on a grassy bench, tenderly holding the infant Jesus. The representation is rich in detail, showcasing Durer’s mastery in the medium of engraving. Mary is depicted with a gentle grace, her head slightly inclined as she gazes at the child in her arms. The infant Jesus appears peaceful and contemplative. The natural setting includes a fenced-in grassy area with plants and possibly symbolic elements, along with a distant horizon, indicating the scene takes place in an outdoor environment. On the top left, there’s a small sign or shield attached to the fence with an inscription or symbol. Below, near Mary’s feet, there’s an object bearing Durer’s famous monogram – the intertwined letters “A” and “D”, signifying the artist’s signature. The delicacy and precision of the lines, as well as the controlled use of light and shadow, convey a sense of quietude and devotion inherent to the religious subject matter, while also showcasing Durer’s skill in his craft.

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