Madonna with the apple (1514) by Albrecht Durer

Madonna with the apple - Albrecht Durer - 1514

Artwork Information

TitleMadonna with the apple
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationGalleria dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy

About Madonna with the apple

This image depicts the artwork “Madonna with the apple” by the renowned artist Albrecht Dürer, dated 1514. The piece hails from the Northern Renaissance and is categorized as a religious painting. It is located in the Galleria dell’Accademia in Venice, Italy. The artistic work represents a serene moment between the Madonna and the Christ Child.

In the artwork, the Madonna is shown seated, delicately holding the Christ Child on her lap. She gently presents an apple to the child, a symbol with deep religious connotations often associated with the original sin from the Christian story of Adam and Eve, and thus hinting at Christ’s future role in redemption. Dürer’s delicate line work is evident in the finely drawn details of the Madonna’s robes and the intimate interaction depicted. This composition, while simple, is imbued with symbolism and exhibits Dürer’s mastery of drawing and deep understanding of religious iconography typical of the period.

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