St. Anna by Albrecht Durer

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Artwork Information

TitleSt. Anna
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance

About St. Anna

The artwork titled “St. Anna” is a religious painting by Albrecht Dürer, a seminal figure in the Northern Renaissance art movement. This piece reflects the typical characteristics of the period, emphasizing detail, and religious subject matter. Within this drawing, we observe the portrayal of Saint Anna, often recognized as the mother of the Virgin Mary in Christian tradition.

“St. Anna” by Dürer displays a delicate and thoughtful rendering of the subject’s facial features, with an expressive gaze that captures attention. Her head is enveloped in a flowing headdress which has been depicted with meticulous attention to the folds and contours of the fabric. The subtle light and shadow play across her visage and attire create a sense of volume, making the figure almost sculptural. This drawing, rendered predominantly in monochrome, showcases Dürer’s masterful skill in creating texture and depth with pencil or charcoal. While appreciating the piece, one can sense the deep spiritual resonance and stillness that is often conveyed through religious artworks of this era.

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