Pine (1495 – 1497) by Albrecht Durer

Pine - Albrecht Durer - 1495 - 1497

Artwork Information

ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Date1495 - 1497
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationBritish Museum, London, UK

About Pine

The artwork “Pine” was created by the Northern Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer between 1495 and 1497. It is a watercolor painting on paper that belongs to the landscape genre and is currently housed in the British Museum in London, UK.

In this artwork, Albrecht Dürer presents a remarkably detailed study of a pine tree. The tree stands alone, dominating the composition without any surrounding landscape or additional context, which encourages viewers to focus on the tree’s form and details. The branches of the pine cascade downwards, and its foliage is depicted with a meticulous attention to texture and variety, suggesting the artist’s keen interest in capturing the essence of the natural world. The painting’s realistic execution reflects the Northern Renaissance emphasis on close observation and love of detail, characteristics that were seminal in Dürer’s work.

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