Male Nude(Apollo Poynter) (1501 – 1503) by Albrecht Durer

Male Nude(Apollo Poynter) - Albrecht Durer - 1501 - 1503

Artwork Information

TitleMale Nude(Apollo Poynter)
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Date1501 - 1503
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art (Met), New York City, NY, US

About Male Nude(Apollo Poynter)

The artwork titled “Male Nude (Apollo Poynter)” is not by Albrecht Dürer, and the information provided seems to contain inaccuracies. Albrecht Dürer was indeed a prominent figure of the Northern Renaissance, active in the early 16th century, known for his detailed prints and drawings. Nevertheless, this particular sketch does not match Dürer’s documented works. Generally, his pieces are housed in various renowned institutions, with some works held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Now, speaking about the image provided, it seems to be a sketch that depicts a standing male nude figure. The figure is presented with his left arm raised, holding an unidentified round object with an air of grace and poise—very much in line with classical representations of figures like Apollo. The right arm seems to have been drawn holding something that is no longer visible or was left unfinished. The style of the sketch, with its focus on the musculature and anatomy of the human body, is characteristic of a study, suggesting that the artist was examining physical form and posture—an exercise aligned with the practices of the Renaissance era. The figure’s strong and idealized features, along with the attention to anatomical detail, reflect artistic interests of that time in humanism and the revival of classical antiquity. However, without accurate details regarding the artist or provenance, further identification of this specific work cannot be precisely made.

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