Pattern from the Series of Six Knots (1505 – 1507) by Albrecht Durer

Pattern from the Series of Six Knots - Albrecht Durer - 1505 - 1507

Artwork Information

TitlePattern from the Series of Six Knots
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Date1505 - 1507
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationBritish Museum, London, UK

About Pattern from the Series of Six Knots

“Pattern from the Series of Six Knots” is an artwork by Albrecht Dürer, a master of the Northern Renaissance, created between 1505 and 1507. This design is executed as a woodcut and is part of the collection at the British Museum in London, UK. The piece exemplifies the intricate design work typical of the period and showcases Dürer’s keen attention to detail and his fascination with mathematical and geometric concepts.

The artwork itself features a mesmerizing array of interwoven lines forming a complex knot pattern. The composition is circular in nature, with the main knot situated at the center against a dark background, which makes the white lines of the knot stand out more prominently. The entire pattern is enclosed within a round frame. Surrounding the central knot, you can see there is an ornamental border with smaller knots and intertwining vines, adding a decorative touch to the piece. It exudes a sense of harmony and precision, demonstrating Dürer’s skills not just as a printmaker, but also as an artist with deep interests in the underlying principles of art and nature.

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