The tuft of grass MINOR (c.1514) by Albrecht Durer

The tuft of grass MINOR - Albrecht Durer - c.1514

Artwork Information

TitleThe tuft of grass MINOR
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationAlbertina, Vienna, Austria

About The tuft of grass MINOR

The artwork titled “The tuft of grass MINOR” by Albrecht Dürer, dating to around 1514, is an exquisite representation of the Northern Renaissance art movement. It belongs to the genre of flower painting and is housed at the Albertina in Vienna, Austria. The precision with which Dürer has portrayed the flora in this piece exemplifies the detailed observation of nature that was characteristic of Renaissance art, particularly in the north of Europe.

In this artwork, Dürer has captured a dense clump of various plants and grasses with meticulous attention to detail. The composition features an assortment of leaves, flowers, and blades of grass, with different textures and tones represented with remarkable accuracy. The shading and highlights on each element give a life-like appearance to the cluster, showcasing Dürer’s skill in rendering the natural world. The use of color is subdued yet vibrant, reflecting the inherent beauty of the plants without the need for embellishment. This piece is a testament to Dürer’s fascination with the natural sciences and his dedication to capturing the essence of the subject matter he chose to depict.

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