I, Albrecht Durer of Nuremberg

Albrecht Dürer, Self-Portrait with Fur-Trimmed Robe, 1500

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Self-Portrait with Fur-Trimmed Robe (1500) by Albrecht DürerOriginal Source: Object in the Online-Collection of the Pinakotheken

„I, Albrecht Dürer of Nuremberg portrayed myself in appropriate colours aged twenty-eight years"

Each word of this Latin inscription was carefully chosen.

Dürer based the style of this portrait on icons of a blessing Salvator.

This self-portrait, probably the most unusual in the history of art due to its immediate frontality and meticulous execution, touches most viewers.

The details are highly individual.

The direct gaze and the hand in the picture address seeing and the act of creating.

#Kunstminute | Martin Schawe: Albrecht Dürer, Selbstbildnis im PelzrockAlte Pinakothek, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen

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