The chandelier females (1513) by Albrecht Durer

The chandelier females - Albrecht Durer - 1513

Artwork Information

TitleThe chandelier females
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance

About The chandelier females

“The Chandelier Females” is a work attributed to Albrecht Dürer, a leading figure of the Northern Renaissance, dated to 1513. The genre of the piece is mythological painting, a genre prevalent during the time, often depicting figures and narratives from various mythologies.

In the image, there is a fanciful creature that appears to be a hybrid of a woman and some animalistic features. The upper body resembles a human female, adorned with what seems to be a crown or elaborate headgear, possibly antlers. The creature has wings indicative of a fantastical or mythological being. Her expression is poised and graceful, and she holds an object in her hand, which is difficult to discern. Surrounding her are elements that suggest a decorative and ornate setting—possibly part of the chandelier referenced in the artwork’s title—with candles and elaborate designs. The technique involves delicate linework with soft coloring, highlighting the artist’s skill in rendering mythical subjects with subtlety and detail. The overall composition conveys a blend of elegance and otherworldliness that is typical of mythological artworks of the period.

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