Martagon Lillium by Albrecht Durer

Martagon Lillium - Albrecht Durer -

Artwork Information

TitleMartagon Lillium
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance

About Martagon Lillium

The artwork “Martagon Lillium” is a creation by Albrecht Dürer, a distinguished artist of the Northern Renaissance, noted for his detailed and realistic renderings. This piece belongs to the genre of flower painting, a subject Dürer approached with meticulous attention to botanical detail, which is evident in this representation of the Martagon Lily.

In this artwork, the Martagon Lily is depicted with striking accuracy and care. The stem of the lily rises vertically through the composition, bearing several whorled leaves that display naturalistic details such as the fine vein patterns and the gradient of green hues. The flower features recurved petals in a deep, reddish-purple color, with speckles and fine lines that add to the realistic portrayal. The blossoms are shown in different stages, from tight buds to fully opened flowers, capturing the plant’s life cycle. Dürer’s precision in rendering the subtle textures and colors of the plant showcases his exceptional skill in translating nature to art. The background is plain, allowing the viewer to focus entirely on the botanical subject. Overall, the painting exhibits the close observation and reverence for the natural world that is characteristic of Dürer’s work and the Northern Renaissance period.

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