The Holy Family In A Room by Albrecht Durer

The Holy Family In A Room - Albrecht Durer -

Artwork Information

TitleThe Holy Family In A Room
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The Holy Family In A Room

“The Holy Family In A Room” is a sketch and study by Albrecht Durer, a pivotal figure of the Northern Renaissance art movement. This artwork is not publicly displayed, as it resides in a private collection. The piece presumably depicts a quiet domestic scene featuring the Holy Family, given its title.

In the sketch, you can observe loose yet deliberate lines that form an intimate indoor setting. The central figure seems to be a mother, possibly the Virgin Mary, holding a child, which in the context of the title, would be the infant Jesus. The details are sparse but sufficient to convey shapes and movements within the room. There is a sense of depth implied by the arrangement of objects and the perspective lines leading into the background. Elements such as furniture and perhaps some household objects can be discerned, although with the artist’s focus on form and composition rather than detailed realism. This kind of artwork serves as a window into Durer’s creative process, offering insight into the preliminary stages of his more finished works.

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