Selbstbildnis im Pelzrock

Selbstbildnis im Pelzrock

Dating
1500
More about this artwork
With this painting Dürer, then 28 years old, created one of the most unusual works in portraiture history. The frontality and the strong idealization are reminiscent of representations of Christ, both aspects however being inseparable from Dürer's early studies of human proportion. His gaze and his hand, representing an artist's tool, are emphasized, rendering the painting an inventively programmatic. This is accentuated by the Latin inscription that underscores the work of the painter: "Thus I, Albrecht Dürer from Nuremberg, portrayed myself with characteristic colors in my 28th year."
Displayed
AP OG Saal II
Inventory Number
537
Birth year of the artist
1471
Year the artist deceased
1528
Dimensions of the object
67,1 x 48,9 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Lindenholz (Tilia sp.)
Genre
Malerei
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Origin
1805 aus Nürnberg angekauft
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Albrecht Dürer, Selbstbildnis im Pelzrock, 1500, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Qlx2QpQ4Xq (Last updated on 19.02.2020)

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