Nude Study (Nude Female from the Back) (1495) by Albrecht Durer

Nude Study (Nude Female from the Back) - Albrecht Durer - 1495

Artwork Information

TitleNude Study (Nude Female from the Back)
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationLouvre, Paris, France

About Nude Study (Nude Female from the Back)

The artwork “Nude Study (Nude Female from the Back)” by Albrecht Dürer, dated 1495, is a pen and ink drawing on paper that belongs to the Northern Renaissance movement. The genre of the artwork is nude painting (nu), and it is housed in the Louvre, Paris, France. The image in question depicts a female figure seen from behind. The figure, rendered with precise and delicate pen strokes, stands barefoot with one hand grasping a staff and the other holding a draped piece of cloth flowing behind her. The woman exhibits a detailed study of the human form, showcasing Dürer’s skill in anatomy and form. Her hair is tied up, revealing the back of her head and neck, and her figure is robust with a softness of form characteristic of Dürer’s style. The artist’s monogram and the date are clearly visible at the lower left of the drawing, providing evidence of its authenticity and period. The skillful depiction, attention to anatomical detail, and the sensitivity of the lines attest to Dürer’s mastery and his contribution to the Northern Renaissance art movement.

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