Selbstbildnis im Pelzrock

Selbstbildnis im Pelzrock

Dating
1500
More about this artwork
“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.
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 23.02.2022)

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