Man In Armor On Horseback (1498) by Albrecht Durer

Man In Armor On Horseback - Albrecht Durer - 1498

Artwork Information

TitleMan In Armor On Horseback
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Man In Armor On Horseback

The artwork “Man in Armor on Horseback” was created by Albrecht Dürer in 1498. It is a watercolor piece from the Northern Renaissance period and is considered a genre painting. Dürer’s work is currently held in a private collection.

The image shows a detailed drawing of a knight in full armor mounted on a horse. The knight is depicted with a lance in hand, which extends vertically out of the frame. He is wearing a suit of armor with various plates and chainmail visible, complete with a helmet that has a prominent visor and a tailpiece extending down the back of the neck. The horse is also intricately depicted, with its harness and reins clearly shown. It seems to be calmly carrying the armored figure. The artist’s remarkable attention to detail is evident in the rendering of textures and materials, from the gleam of the armor to the muscular build of the horse.

Please note, while the style is reminiscent of Dürer and the year matches his lifetime, there is a discrepancy with the medium, as the actual piece presented here is a pen and ink drawing rather than watercolor. Dürer was known for his mastery in various mediums, including printmaking, engraving, and drawing, though this particular piece titled “Knight, Death, and the Devil” uses those techniques rather than watercolor.

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