My Agnes (1494) by Albrecht Durer

My Agnes - Albrecht Durer - 1494

Artwork Information

TitleMy Agnes
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationAlbertina, Vienna, Austria

About My Agnes

The artwork titled “My Agnes,” created by Albrecht Dürer in 1494, is a pen and ink portrait that belongs to the Northern Renaissance movement. It is currently housed in the Albertina Museum in Vienna, Austria. The piece is typical of the period, with Dürer’s focus on fine detail and a realistic representation of the subject.

In the artwork, you can observe a side profile of a woman, presumably Dürer’s wife, Agnes, depicted with delicate lines and shading that denote her facial features, hairstyle, and the folds of her clothing. She is shown in a pensive moment, her hand brought gently to her chin, suggesting a moment of contemplation or introspection. The dress style with its folds and the hairstyle reflects the fashion of that time. Dürer’s mastery in conveying texture and form with simple line work is evident, and this personal portrayal offers a glimpse into the artist’s intimate circle.

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