Portrait of a Man (Konrad Peutinger) (1517) by Albrecht Durer

Portrait of a Man (Konrad Peutinger) - Albrecht Durer - 1517

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of a Man (Konrad Peutinger)
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationStaatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, Germany

About Portrait of a Man (Konrad Peutinger)

The artwork “Portrait of a Man (Konrad Peutinger)” was created by Albrecht Dürer in 1517. This work is a prime example of the Northern Renaissance art movement and is classified as a portrait. It is held in the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung in Munich, Germany. The portrait is a detailed representation of Konrad Peutinger, a notable humanist and antiquarian of the Renaissance period.

In the portrait, the subject is depicted from the chest up, looking to his right with a neutral or contemplative expression. The man wears a beret-style hat and has shoulder-length, wavy hair. His clothing appears to be a high-collared shirt with a pleated neckline and a decorative, possibly braided, tie or fastening that extends down the front of his garment. This type of attire is fitting for a person of Peutinger’s status during the period. The artist has rendered the facial features with great care, capturing the wrinkles around the man’s eyes, the folds of his skin, and the texture of his hair. The background is simplistic, allowing the viewer to focus entirely on the personage.

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