The Lady of the festival du Rosaire (1506) by Albrecht Durer

The Lady of the festival du Rosaire(fragment) - Albrecht Durer - 1506

Artwork Information

TitleThe Lady of the festival du Rosaire(fragment)
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationNational Gallery in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

About The Lady of the festival du Rosaire(fragment)

“The Lady of the festival du Rosaire (fragment)” is an artwork by Albrecht Dürer, created in 1506 and currently held in the National Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic. As part of the Northern Renaissance art movement, Dürer’s work typically features detailed, intricate designs and often incorporates religious themes. This particular piece falls under the genre of religious painting.

The image you have shared shows a fragment of the original painting, depicting what appears to be the side profile of a bearded man set against a detailed backdrop of a city or town. The man’s face is somewhat obscured by what may be a translucent veil of sorts, adding a sense of depth and complexity to the painting. This bearded figure is rendered with exceptional detail typical of Dürer’s work, showcasing his skill in creating lifelike portraits.

Behind the figure, a detailed landscape unfolds, seemingly a mix of natural elements like trees and human-made structures, such as buildings and perhaps a castle, indicative of a bustling community or perhaps the outskirts of a city. The attention to detail in the architecture and the lushness of the foliage reflect the Northern Renaissance’s emphasis on realism and the careful study of nature.

The overall condition of the painting seems to indicate some wear or damage, likely due to its age, which is common for artworks from the early 16th century. Despite this, the fragment still conveys the masterful artistry of Dürer and the aesthetic characteristics of the period during which it was created.

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