Robe study by Albrecht Durer

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Artwork Information

TitleRobe study
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance

About Robe study

“Robe study” is a sketch and study by Albrecht Dürer, a paramount figure in the Northern Renaissance art movement. As characteristic of studies from this period, the artwork focuses on the intricate depiction of fabric folds and the play of light and shadow to convey a sense of threedimensional form.

The sketch portrays a highly detailed study of a draped robe. The meticulous shading and the variation in line weight skillfully showcase the texture and flow of the fabric. The folds are rendered with precision, featuring sharp creases and soft undulations that mimic the way cloth behaves in reality. The artwork also exhibits Dürer’s mastery of light, using it to create a strong sense of volume and depth. The careful observation evident in the drawing is typical of the Northern Renaissance’s focus on realism and attention to detail. The date “1506” and Dürer’s monogram are inscribed at the top left, documenting the creation of the piece.

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