Male portrait before green base (c.1497) by Albrecht Durer

Male portrait before green base - Albrecht Durer - c.1497

Artwork Information

TitleMale portrait before green base
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Male portrait before green base

The artwork you’ve inquired about is called “Male portrait before green base,” attributed to Albrecht Dürer and dated around 1497. The piece is a portrait executed on canvas, which is an indication of Dürer’s involvement in the Northern Renaissance art movement. This work of art falls into the portrait genre and is currently housed in a private collection.

The painting displays a three-quarter view of a man set against a green background. The subject has tightly curled hair, a prominent forehead, a strong nose, and a direct but somewhat introspective gaze, which is characteristic of the psychological depth sought after in portraiture of the Northern Renaissance period. The man is dressed in dark attire with a fur-lined garment that drapes over his shoulder, adding a touch of richness to his appearance. The brushwork is meticulous, with a high level of detail particularly evident in the rendering of the fur and the man’s facial features. The green background, simple and unadorned, serves to focus the viewer’s attention on the subject of the portrait.

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