Young Man (1507) by Albrecht Durer

Young Man - Albrecht Durer - 1507

Artwork Information

TitleYoung Man
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationKunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

About Young Man

The artwork titled “Young Man” was created by the renowned artist Albrecht Dürer in the year 1507. This portrait, executed in oil on panel, is an exemplar of the Northern Renaissance art movement. It falls within the genre of portraiture and is part of the collection at the Kunsthistorisches Museum located in Vienna, Austria.

The painting displays a young male figure facing slightly towards his right, meeting the viewer with a direct and calm gaze. His blond hair is visible beneath what looks like a dark, soft cap and flows down to his shoulders, with a section braided and resting over the front of his dark attire. The young man’s features are rendered with meticulous attention to detail, a hallmark of Dürer’s style, capturing the fine texture of his hair and the subtle gradations of light and shadow on his face. The facial expression conveys a sense of introspective thought and the individual’s calm elegance.

The artist’s monogram “AD” and the year “1501” are inscribed in the upper right corner of the portrait, signifying Dürer’s authorship and the actual date of creation, contradicting the provided date of 1507. It should be noted that the date in the painting reads “1501,” which is likely the accurate year of creation. However, data provided suggested “1507” as the creation date, which may need to be reconciled with the visual evidence in the painting itself.

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