Portrait Of An Unknown Man (1520) by Albrecht Durer

Portrait Of An Unknown Man - Albrecht Durer - 1520

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait Of An Unknown Man
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationKupferstichkabinett Berlin, Berlin, Germany

About Portrait Of An Unknown Man

The image you’ve shared appears to be a black and white reproduction of the artwork titled “Portrait Of An Unknown Man” by Albrecht Dürer, dated 1520. The medium used is chalk on paper, and this work is associated with the Northern Renaissance art movement. The genre of the piece is portraiture, and it is currently held in the Kupferstichkabinett Berlin in Berlin, Germany.

The portrait depicts a man facing slightly to the viewer’s left, gazing into the distance with an intense and engaging expression. The man’s attire suggests he is of a noble or affluent status during the time period, indicated by the intricate clothing and the fashionable hat he wears, which is tilted at an angle on his head. His curls are meticulously drawn, and the attention to detail in terms of texture and shadowing on his face and clothing are masterful, reflecting Dürer’s renowned skill in capturing the subtleties of human features and clothing. The year “1520” and Dürer’s mark (“AD”) are clearly inscribed in the upper portion of the piece, attesting to the authenticity and the period of the work. The chalk medium has allowed Dürer to achieve a great level of detail and soft gradations of tone, which contribute to the lifelike presence of the subject.

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