Tilo on the cantilever of a bastion (1494) by Albrecht Durer

Tilo on the cantilever of a bastion - Albrecht Durer - 1494

Artwork Information

TitleTilo on the cantilever of a bastion
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Tilo on the cantilever of a bastion

“Tilo on the cantilever of a bastion” is a landscape artwork created by Albrecht Dürer in 1494, during the Northern Renaissance period. This piece is currently held in a private collection and exemplifies the detailed observational skills typical of Dürer’s work.

In this artwork, a solitary, large tree dominates the composition, capturing the viewer’s attention through its detailed foliage and the sense of life it brings to the scene. Below the tree is an architectural structure, a bastion with a cantilevered section, which adds a sense of geometry and human presence to the natural landscape. The bastion itself is constructed in a manner that appears strong and sturdy, suggesting its defensive purpose. A single figure can be seen by the bastion, providing a sense of scale and human element to the otherwise tranquil and natural setting. The colors are subdued, with earthy tones dominating the palette, and the light seems to be diffused, adding to the overall serene atmosphere of the scene. The attention to detail in both the tree foliage and the architectural elements is meticulous, highlighting Dürer’s skill in rendering textures and depth.

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