Title page (1510) by Albrecht Durer

Title page - Albrecht Durer - 1510

Artwork Information

TitleTitle page
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationAlbertina, Vienna, Austria

About Title page

The artwork titled “Title page” by Albrecht Durer, dated 1510, is a woodcut and part of “The Large Passion” series. The artwork embodies the Northern Renaissance art movement and falls into the genre of religious painting. It is currently housed in the Albertina Museum located in Vienna, Austria.

The woodcut itself presents a strikingly detailed scene, featuring two central figures depicted with expressive lines typical of the Northern Renaissance. On one side, a man appears to be Christ, crowned with thorns and bearing the marks of his crucifixion, holding an instrument of his passion. His solemn gaze and the intricate rendering of his hair and beard convey his suffering. Facing him is another man, likely a figure of authority based on his attire, holding a staff. These characters are set against a cloud-like formation which might symbolize the ethereal or spiritual nature of the subject. Below them, the woodcut displays text in a script that was characteristic of the time, adding to the overall historical and artistic significance of the work. This text likely serves as a preface or explanation related to the image and the larger series of works to which this piece belongs.

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