Portrait of a Man with cap by Albrecht Durer

Portrait of a Man with cap - Albrecht Durer -

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of a Man with cap
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance

About Portrait of a Man with cap

“Portrait of a Man with Cap” is an artwork created by Albrecht Dürer, a prominent figure of the Northern Renaissance. This artwork falls under the genre of portraiture and showcases the artist’s skill in capturing human likenesses.

In this graphite drawing, we see a man of middle age, rendered with meticulous attention to detail that is characteristic of Dürer’s work. The man’s face is the central focus, detailed with fine lines that delineate his facial features with realism and depth. His expression is serious and contemplative, with eyes that seem to gaze out at the viewer. The cap sits snugly on his head, and his clothing suggests a status of respectability without ostentation, perhaps indicative of the societal norms of the time when it was created, in 1512, as denoted by the inscription at the top of the drawing. The use of shading and delicate lines in the drawing provide a textured appearance to the man’s features, cap, and clothing, showcasing Dürer’s mastery of the medium and his ability to convey texture and form through graphite.

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