Portrait of a Man with Baret and Scroll (1521) by Albrecht Durer

Portrait of a Man with Baret and Scroll - Albrecht Durer - 1521

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of a Man with Baret and Scroll
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationMuseo del Prado, Madrid, Spain

About Portrait of a Man with Baret and Scroll

The image depicts “Portrait of a Man with Baret and Scroll” by Albrecht Dürer, a renowned artist of the Northern Renaissance. This oil painting was completed in 1521 and is a portrait genre piece currently housed in the Museo del Prado in Madrid, Spain. The painting showcases the masterful technique and attention to detail that Dürer was known for, and it reflects the Northern Renaissance movement’s focus on realism and individualism.

In the portrait, we see a man facing slightly to the viewer’s right, making direct eye contact which creates a feeling of engagement with the viewer. He is adorned with a large black baret, a style that was typical of the time period. His clothing appears to be of high quality, with a fur-lined garment that suggests a status of wealth or importance. In his hands, he holds a rolled-up scroll, which may indicate his profession or interest in literacy or scholarly pursuits. The subject’s face is rendered with fine detail, giving him an introspective and almost stern appearance. The texture of his skin, the fur of his cloak, and his fine hair are all meticulously depicted, showcasing Dürer’s skill as a portraitist and his contribution to the art of the Northern Renaissance.

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