Title page to the edition of 1498 (1497 – 1498) by Albrecht Durer

Title page to the edition of 1498 - Albrecht Durer - 1497 - 1498

Artwork Information

TitleTitle page to the edition of 1498
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Date1497 - 1498
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationStaatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

About Title page to the edition of 1498

The artwork in question is the “Title page to the edition of 1498” by Albrecht Dürer. Created between 1497 and 1498, this woodcut is part of the Northern Renaissance art movement and serves as an illustration in Dürer’s “Apocalypse” series. The piece is housed in the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, located in Karlsruhe, Germany.

The artwork itself is a striking example of a woodcut print, primarily used to create book illustrations during the Renaissance. It features elaborate gothic script with highly decorative letters that are intertwined with ornamental designs and flourishes typical of the period. The text is rendered in black, with clear, sharp lines that demonstrate Dürer’s skill in creating detailed work in the woodcut medium. The overall feel is one of intricate craftsmanship, emphasizing the importance of the title page in setting the tone for the reader. This piece, being a significant part of the “Apocalypse” series, echoes the themes of revelation and prophecy that are central to the works within this series.

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