Portrait of Jobst Plankfelt (1520) by Albrecht Durer

Portrait of Jobst Plankfelt - Albrecht Durer - 1520

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of Jobst Plankfelt
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationStadelsches Kunstinstitut und Stadtische Galerie (Stadel), Frankfurt am Main, Germany

About Portrait of Jobst Plankfelt

The artwork “Portrait of Jobst Plankfelt” was created by the artist Albrecht Dürer in 1520. As a notable figure of the Northern Renaissance art movement, Dürer was renowned for his detailed and expressive works. This portrait falls into the genre of portraiture, and as of the provided information, it is housed at the Städel Museum, formally known as Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

The portrait itself displays a half-length figure of a man slightly turned to the right, capturing the observer’s attention directly. The figure wears a prominent, extravagant hat and is dressed in clothing indicative of the style of the era. The subject’s facial features are rendered with exquisite detail, showcasing Dürer’s mastery of line work and character portrayal. The textures of his garments and the soft curls of his hair are meticulously drawn, offering a sense of immediacy and personality to the portrait. The inscription at the top left and signature date at the top right add historical context and authenticity to the artwork.

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