Oriental Ruler Enthroned (1497) by Albrecht Durer

Oriental Ruler Enthroned - Albrecht Durer - 1497

Artwork Information

TitleOriental Ruler Enthroned
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Oriental Ruler Enthroned

The artwork titled “Oriental Ruler Enthroned” is an engraving by the artist Albrecht Dürer, created in 1497. Belonging to the Northern Renaissance art movement, this piece is categorized as a sketch and study and is currently housed in a private collection. The medium employed for this piece is engraving, showcasing the fine details and skills typical of Dürer’s work.

In the image, we can see a detailed engraving of a figure that appears to be an Oriental ruler sitting on a throne. The prominent figure is adorned with rich clothing and an elaborate crown, suggesting high status or royalty. The throne, while partially visible, features architectural details consistent with the stylistic elements of the Renaissance. The ruler’s pose exudes a sense of authority and dignity. The meticulous attention to the folds of the fabric, the texture of the garments, and the facial features of the ruler, are indicative of Dürer’s mastery in capturing realism and depth, even in an engraving. The contrast between the dark and light areas enhances the three-dimensional effect and brings the image to life.

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