Portrait of an eighteen year old man (1503) by Albrecht Durer

Portrait of an eighteen year old man - Albrecht Durer - 1503

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of an eighteen year old man
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance

About Portrait of an eighteen year old man

The artwork titled “Portrait of an eighteen year old man” is by Albrecht Dürer, dating back to 1503. It’s a representation from the Northern Renaissance period and falls under the genre of portrait. This piece exudes the characteristics of Dürer’s style and the Northern Renaissance’s attention to detail and realistic representation.

Looking at the image, the artwork is a head-and-shoulders portrait of a young man, rendered with a high degree of realism and attention to detail that is typical of Albrecht Dürer’s work. The sitter has a calm and direct gaze, and the artist has captured the intricate details of his facial features, from the shading around his nose and chin to the reflection in his eyes. The man is wearing a hat that sits high on his head, casting a soft shadow on his forehead. His hair is carefully delineated with curls and waves, exhibiting the artist’s skill in texture representation. The young man’s neckline is open, suggesting a relaxed pose and casual attire.

The drawing appears to be crafted with a fine technique, likely in charcoal or a similar medium, allowing for the subtle gradations of light and shadow. Dürer’s monogram and the year of the artwork are prominently displayed on the right side of the drawing, signifying his pride in authorship and the creation date.

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