Study sheets with children’s heads by Albrecht Durer

Study sheets with children's heads - Albrecht Durer -

Artwork Information

TitleStudy sheets with children's heads
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance

About Study sheets with children's heads

The artwork “Study sheets with children’s heads” by Albrecht Dürer, a prominent artist of the Northern Renaissance, is a sketch and study that exemplifies the meticulous attention to detail and skillful technique characteristic of the period. The genre of the piece suggests it was part of Dürer’s exploration of form, anatomy, and expression.

The sketch showcases two studies of infant heads, one positioned above the other, both in profile view. The upper head is tilted slightly backward, while the lower one is angled downward. The artist has rendered the babies’ features with delicate, fine lines, capturing the softness and roundness of their cheeks, the plumpness of their lips, and the curling tufts of hair on their heads. The shading is subtle, and the hair details demonstrate Dürer’s control and understanding of texture.
The date “1514” is inscribed near the bottom right of the drawing, along with Dürer’s monogram, signifying the time of creation and the artist’s signature mark.

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