St. Dominic by Albrecht Durer

St. Dominic - Albrecht Durer -

Artwork Information

TitleSt. Dominic
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance

About St. Dominic

The artwork titled “St. Dominic” was created by Albrecht Dürer, a prominent figure in the Northern Renaissance art movement. As a religious painting, it reflects the spiritual focus and detailed style characteristic of Dürer’s work from this period.

The image depicts a somber and contemplative man, presumably St. Dominic, the founder of the Dominican Order, known for his role in the spread of the Rosary and for being a patron of astronomers and scientists. St. Dominic is shown in a traditional religious garment with a layered, hooded cloak, typical of the Dominican order’s vestments.

His head is balding, and his facial expression is stern and introspective. The attention to detail in the clothing’s folds highlights Dürer’s mastery of texture and form. St. Dominic’s right hand is gently holding a thin object, possibly a prayer implement or a pen, symbols that relate to his scholarly and pious reputation. The artwork is monochromatic, utilizing a restricted palette to create a sense of depth and realism. Notably, Dürer’s famous AD monogram can be seen at the bottom of the piece, alongside the year 1506, indicating when he made this drawing.

Other Artwork from Albrecht Durer

More Northern Renaissance Artwork

Scroll to Top