View of Kalchreut (c.1511) by Albrecht Durer

View of Kalchreut - Albrecht Durer - c.1511

Artwork Information

TitleView of Kalchreut
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance

About View of Kalchreut

The artwork “View of Kalchreut” by Albrecht Dürer, created around 1511, is a watercolor on paper that represents the landscape genre and is a product of the Northern Renaissance art movement. The painting depicts a rural scene with meticulous detail, presenting a high vantage point over a village nestled among rolling hills and trees. Buildings with steeply pitched roofs dominate the foreground, their textures and forms carefully delineated. The coloration of the buildings, vegetation, and landscape changes subtly to indicate depth and atmospheric perspective. A prominent tree with a dense, dark canopy of leaves occupies the right side of the composition, providing a stark contrast to the paler tones of the dwellings and distant hills. The scene exudes a sense of peacefulness and natural beauty characteristic of Dürer’s careful observation of the world around him.

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