Three Mighty Ladies from Livonia (1521) by Albrecht Durer

Three Mighty Ladies from Livonia - Albrecht Durer - 1521

Artwork Information

TitleThree Mighty Ladies from Livonia
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationLouvre, Paris, France

About Three Mighty Ladies from Livonia

The artwork titled “Three Mighty Ladies from Livonia” was created by the artist Albrecht Dürer in 1521. It belongs to the Northern Renaissance art movement and fits within the genre painting category. As of the knowledge cutoff date in April 2023, this piece is located in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.

In the artwork, three women are depicted in traditional Livonian dress. They are standing side by side, facing forward with their full-length garments prominently displayed. The artist’s attention to detail is evident in the intricate patterns and textures of their attire. Each woman wears a different type of head covering, ranging from an ornately structured headdress to simpler, yet still elaborate caps. Their dresses feature a variety of colors, patterns, and layers, indicating a rich textile tradition and possibly social status. The drawing also includes Dürer’s characteristic monogram and the date of its creation. The depiction provides a valuable insight into the fashion and cultural attire of Livonian women during the early 16th century.

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