Madonna With The Swaddled Infant (1520) by Albrecht Durer

Madonna With The Swaddled Infant - Albrecht Durer - 1520

Artwork Information

TitleMadonna With The Swaddled Infant
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Madonna With The Swaddled Infant

The artwork titled “Madonna With The Swaddled Infant” is an engraving created by the renowned artist Albrecht Dürer in 1520. Rooted in the Northern Renaissance, the piece is part of the religious painting genre and is currently held within a private collection. As typical of Dürer’s work, the engraving showcases his mastery over detail and his devotion to depicting religious themes.

In “Madonna With The Swaddled Infant,” we can observe a portrayal of the Virgin Mary holding the Christ Child. The Madonna is depicted with a serene expression, her gaze modestly downturned towards the infant, who appears swaddled in her lap. Both figures are haloed, signifying their sacred nature. Mary’s intricate clothing and the detailed rendering of her hair showcase Dürer’s skills in creating textures and depth. The background radiates with lines, possibly indicating a divine or holy presence. The precise date “1520” and Dürer’s monogram “AD” are prominently etched onto a plate in the foreground, attesting to the artist’s practice of signing his work. The combination of fine detail, symbolism, and emotive representation is emblematic of the Northern Renaissance’s sophisticated approach to art.

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