Portrait of Felicitas Tucher (1499) by Albrecht Durer

Portrait of Felicitas Tucher - Albrecht Durer - 1499

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of Felicitas Tucher
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationSchloss Weimar, Weimar, Germany

About Portrait of Felicitas Tucher

The portrait titled “Portrait of Felicitas Tucher,” created by the artist Albrecht Dürer in 1499, is an oil painting on panel that exemplifies the style of the Northern Renaissance. It is categorized as a portrait and is housed in the Schloss Weimar in Weimar, Germany.

This artwork captures the image of a woman named Felicitas Tucher. The detail in the painting is indicative of the Northern Renaissance, with meticulous attention to the textures and patterns of the sitter’s clothing and accessories, as well as the skin’s complexion. The subject is adorned in period attire, with a striking headdress and a prominent necklace. Her expression is solemn and contemplative, a common characteristic of portraitures of this era. The background consists of ornate designs and a landscape scene that hints at a narrative or status, contributing to the overall regal and detailed nature of the painting. Dürer’s skill in capturing the realism and individuality of his subject is clearly evident, making this work a significant example of his mastery and the art of the period.

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