Right Hand of an Apostle by Albrecht Durer

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Artwork Information

TitleRight Hand of an Apostle
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance

About Right Hand of an Apostle

“Right Hand of an Apostle” is a sketch by the renowned artist Albrecht Dürer, created during the Northern Renaissance period. It is classified as a sketch and study and was drawn as part of a series of studies for the “Heller Altarpiece.” This sketch shows the detailed drawing of a right hand, which is outstretched and appears to be pointing downwards with the index finger.

The hand is rendered with fine hatching and cross-hatching lines that give a sense of depth and volume, highlighting Dürer’s skill in creating lifelike representations with simple drawing mediums. The shadows and contours of the fingers are carefully depicted, showcasing the artist’s attention to detail and understanding of anatomy. The hand is depicted with realistic proportions and a sense of movement implied by the positioning of the fingers.

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