Selbstbildnis im Pelzrock
Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)

Selbstbildnis im Pelzrock,

1500
Material / Technology / Carrier
Lindenholz (Tilia sp.)
Dimensions of the object
67,1 x 48,9 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal I
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
537
Acquisition
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 24.08.2022)
“I, Albrecht Dürer of Nuremberg portrayed myself in appropriate colours aged twenty-eight years”—each word of this inscription in Latin was carefully chosen. This self-portrait, probably the most unusual in the history of art due to its immediate frontality and meticulous execution, touches most viewers. Dürer based the style of this portrait on icons of Christ the Saviour, his hand raised in the sign of a blessing; the details, however, are highly individual. The direct gaze and the hand in the picture address seeing and the act of creating.

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