Description of the painting by Albrecht Durer "Barbara Durer"

Description of the painting by Albrecht Durer

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How good and almost primitive portraiture of the Middle Ages. It seems to be nothing so fanciful, normal, serious faces or funny or slightly distorted emotions. In this case, the mother of the artist Barbara Durer is sitting in front of us.

We can say about the artist’s family that she was the largest with 18 children. True, only eight survived, but this is quite enough by our standards. The surprisingly calm tender face of a young woman, but at the same time she remained very attractive. Her hair is hidden behind a large hood, as befits a German woman. There is nothing provocative in her appearance - absolute calm. The truth is, in her youth she was that beast.

But interest is not only this portrait, but also what is painted on its back. And on its back a landscape with a cliff and a dragon is painted. It would seem why? Not immediately clear. But if you think about it, you can come to the conclusion that Dürer-son wanted to tell descendants something. Maybe the woman had temptations, and she could change. A rock is a family, and a dragon is treason. And maybe such an interpretation: a dragon is death, a rock is a family in which there were children ... But then a different question arises ... There is a canvas with the image of the artist’s father, and there is also a sketch on the back. But also somewhat strange - the wedding coat of arms of the Dürer family. How to explain this? Rather simple - fidelity, a symbol of fidelity. Here you have a story about parents, though full of mysteries and misunderstandings ...

But Dürer is known to the world not only for painting, but also for graphics. His graphics are magnificent and usually on biblical themes. But there were also free themes: landscapes, animals, plants. Moreover, everything is so realistic that you are surprised at the magnificence of the work. So his graphics can be safely called almost better than the graphics of da Vinci and Rembrandt. In addition, he was fond of geometry. Many formulas derived by him are still being studied.

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Watch the video: Ritter, Tod und Teufel Knight, death and Devil - Albrecht Dürer Art Challange (September 2022).


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