The Mocking of Christ (1511) by Albrecht Durer

The Mocking of Christ - Albrecht Durer - 1511

Artwork Information

TitleThe Mocking of Christ
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationBritish Museum, London, UK

About The Mocking of Christ

“The Mocking of Christ” is a woodcut created by Albrecht Dürer in 1511 as part of “The Small Passion” series. This artwork belongs to the Northern Renaissance art movement and depicts a religious scene. The piece is currently housed in the British Museum, located in London, UK.

In the woodcut, Christ is the central figure, surrounded by tormentors who mock and mistreat him. The level of detail achieved in the woodcut technique is quite striking, with textures and patterns that create a dramatic composition. The figures are depicted with a sense of movement and emotion, characteristic of Dürer’s skillful craftsmanship. There’s a heavy use of contrast between the light and dark areas, which adds depth and highlights the cruel treatment of Christ. The work serves as a reflection of the intensity and piety found within religious narratives of the Northern Renaissance period.

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