Standing female nude with baton in the right (1508) by Albrecht Durer

Standing female nude with baton in the right - Albrecht Durer - 1508

Artwork Information

TitleStanding female nude with baton in the right
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

About Standing female nude with baton in the right

“Standing female nude with baton in the right” is an artwork created by the renowned artist Albrecht Dürer in 1508. This piece is associated with the Northern Renaissance art movement, falls under the genre of nude painting (nu), and is part of the collection at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Canada.

The artwork depicts a standing female figure facing the viewer, who appears to be in a contrapposto stance. She holds a baton vertically with her right hand, resting the end on the ground, which provides a vertical axis that contrasts with the soft curves of her body. Her left hand is positioned on her thigh, and she looks to her right, giving her a thoughtful expression. Dürer’s intricate hatching techniques are evident, revealing his attention to anatomical detail and texture, which suggests volume and three-dimensionality in the figure. The figure is drawn with precise lines, and there appears to be a grid overlaid on the paper, suggesting that this drawing might have been used for study or to transfer the figure to another surface. The date “1508” and Dürer’s AD monogram are inscribed at the top of the drawing.

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