Resurrection (1510) by Albrecht Durer

Resurrection - Albrecht Durer - 1510

Artwork Information

ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationAlbertina, Vienna, Austria

About Resurrection

The artwork “Resurrection” is a woodcut completed by Albrecht Dürer in 1510, reflecting the artistic values and techniques of the Northern Renaissance. As a religious painting, it showcases the significant event of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This particular woodcut by Dürer belongs to the collection of the Albertina in Vienna, Austria.

In the woodcut named “Resurrection,” Dürer portrays a triumphant Christ rising from the tomb amid a blaze of divine light. The woodcut is intensely detailed, with Christ positioned at the center, His body haloed by light, holding a banner that symbolizes victory over death. Below Him, the guards tasked with watching over the tomb are depicted in a state of chaos and awe; some are falling backward, others are asleep, and a few are staring in disbelief at the miraculous event unfolding before them. This dynamic scene is filled with intricate patterns and expressions, capturing the moment of Christ’s victory with dramatic intensity. The clouds are populated with cherubim, and the entire scene is framed by an elaborate play of light and shadow, demonstrating Dürer’s mastery over the woodcut medium and his ability to convey complex narratives.

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