Portrait of a woman (Agnes Dürer) (c.1497) by Albrecht Durer

Portrait of a woman (Agnes Dürer) - Albrecht Durer - c.1497

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of a woman (Agnes Dürer)
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationKunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany

About Portrait of a woman (Agnes Dürer)

The artwork “Portrait of a Woman (Agnes Dürer)” is the creation of the eminent Northern Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer, dated circa 1497. The genre of the piece is a portrait, which exemplifies the detailed and character-oriented style that flourished during the Northern Renaissance period. This particular work is part of the collection at the Kunsthalle Bremen in Bremen, Germany.

The artwork depicts a woman in a three-quarter view, embodying a subtle complexity and a contemplative expression. The meticulous pencil strokes give life to the texture of her clothing and the softness of her features, capturing a moment of introspective stillness. The shading techniques employed accentuate the contours of her face, neck, and garment, establishing a sense of dimensionality typical of Durer’s skill in portraying human depth and emotion. The positioning of the woman suggests a natural stance, and her gaze directed slightly downward evokes a narrative of thought or quietude. The artist’s ability to convey character and mood through fine detail in this portrait is a testament to the artistic advances of the Northern Renaissance and Dürer’s expertise as a draftsman.

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