Table and cans by Albrecht Durer

Table and cans - Albrecht Durer -

Artwork Information

TitleTable and cans
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance

About Table and cans

“Table and cans,” attributed to Albrecht Dürer, a prominent figure in the Northern Renaissance art movement, is supposedly a sketch within the interior genre. However, I must clarify that the attribution of this drawing to Albrecht Dürer is questionable, as no reliable sources confirm it, and it is not a widely recognized work by the artist.

The artwork in question is a sketch that appears to depict a sturdy-looking table with a robust frame and legs. On top of the table, there is an indistinct object that could be a small container or pot. Next to the table stand two large vessels, one with a lid and one without, which resemble traditional stoneware jugs or pitchers, commonly used in the Renaissance period for holding liquids. The vessels are rendered with attention to volume and texture, demonstrating an interest in capturing the play of light and shadow as well as the material qualities of the objects. There are hints of additional, faint sketches in the background that are not fully rendered, suggesting that this drawing may have been a study or part of a sequence of sketches.

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