Portrait of Hesse Eobanus by Albrecht Durer

Portrait of Hesse Eobanus - Albrecht Durer -

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of Hesse Eobanus
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance

About Portrait of Hesse Eobanus

The artwork “Portrait of Hesse Eobanus” was created by Albrecht Dürer, a central figure of the Northern Renaissance. As a genre, it is a portrait, which exemplifies the detailed and humanistic approach of the Northern Renaissance art movement.

This particular drawing showcases a man in profile, demonstrating meticulous attention to detail, which is characteristic of Dürer’s style. Created in 1526, as indicated by the date visible in the drawing, Dürer has captured the individual’s features with precision. The subject wears a beret and is shown with a full beard and mustache, hovering above a high-collared garment. The artwork is rendered with fine, deliberate lines that give it a lifelike appearance, emphasizing the sitter’s contemplative expression and capturing the textures of his hair and clothing. The inscription at the top left identifies the subject as Eobanus Hessus, suggesting this portrait served as both a record of appearance and a testament to the individual’s character and status.

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