St. Barbara (1521) by Albrecht Durer

St. Barbara - Albrecht Durer - 1521

Artwork Information

TitleSt. Barbara
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationLouvre, Paris, France

About St. Barbara

The artwork titled “St. Barbara” was created by the renowned artist Albrecht Dürer in 1521, during the Northern Renaissance. It is a religious painting that depicts the figure of Saint Barbara, a martyr in Christian tradition. Currently, the artwork is housed at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.

This image shows a delicate portrayal of a female figure in a profile view. The subject appears to be in a state of tranquility or meditation, with her eyes closed and her head slightly tilted. The artist has captured the serene expression and refined features with a high level of detail, utilizing fine lines and shading to provide depth and realism to the portrait. The artist’s monogram and the year of creation are inscribed at the upper right of the drawing. The overall effect is one of reverence and grace, typical of religious artworks from the Northern Renaissance, which often focused on detailed and devotional imagery. Despite the damage and wear visible on the surface, the artwork’s spiritual quality and technical mastery are evident.

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