Portrait of Durer Endres, brother of the painter (1514) by Albrecht Durer

Portrait of Durer Endres, brother of the painter - Albrecht Durer - 1514

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TitlePortrait of Durer Endres, brother of the painter
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Date1514
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationAlbertina, Vienna, Austria
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About Portrait of Durer Endres, brother of the painter

Albrecht Durer, a luminary of the German Renaissance, was not only a painter but also a printmaker and theorist whose influence extended across Europe. Born on May 21, 1471, in Nuremberg, he was known for his high-quality woodcut prints and had connections with prominent Italian artists such as Raphael, Giovanni Bellini, and Leonardo da Vinci. His reputation was further solidified when he became a court artist to Emperor Maximilian I.

In the year 1514, Durer created a portrait of his brother, Endres Durer, titled “Portrait of Durer Endres, brother of the painter.” This artwork is executed in the Northern Renaissance style, a movement known for its detailed and precise works, and it showcases Durer’s mastery in portraiture. Endres Durer, like their father, was a goldsmith, and this portrait immortalizes him in profile, capturing a sense of his character and profession.

The “Portrait of Durer Endres” is not just a testament to Albrecht Durer’s skill as an artist but also a personal glimpse into his family life, depicting his younger brother with whom he shared a lineage of craftsmanship. The painting stands as a significant piece within Durer’s oeuvre, reflecting both his artistic prowess and his familial connections.

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