Maria with child (1526) by Albrecht Durer

Maria with child - Albrecht Durer - 1526

Artwork Information

TitleMaria with child
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationUffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

About Maria with child

“Maria with child” is an oil on panel painting created by the renowned artist Albrecht Dürer in 1526. This artwork stands as an illustrative example of the Northern Renaissance art movement, known for its keen attention to detail and a deep affinity for religious themes. The genre categorizing this piece is religious painting, depicting sacred figures and conveying spirituality through visual art. Presently, the painting is housed in the esteemed Uffizi Gallery located in Florence, Italy, where it remains a classic representation of Dürer’s mastery over religious iconography.

The artwork itself portrays the Virgin Mary holding the Christ Child, a classic and intimate subject matter in Christian art. The depiction is intimate, with Mary gazing downward, her visage serene and contemplative. The composition and color scheme echo the period’s aesthetics, with the rich reds and greens contributing to a sense of richness and depth. Both figures possess an almost ethereal quality, with lifelike subtlety achieved through detailed flesh tones and delicate shading. The Christ Child is capturing the viewer’s attention with his engaging eyes and childlike innocence, holding what appears to be a sprig or flower, demonstrating Dürer’s use of symbolic elements imbued with meaning in the context of the faith. The artist’s signature and the date of the piece are subtly included in the painting, reminding viewers of the era and the creator responsible for this masterpiece.

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