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Head of Peter (1526) by Albrecht Durer

Original price $77.00
Original price $77.00 - Original price $957.00
Original price $77.00
Current price $53.90
$53.90 - $957.00
Current price $53.90
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Print Size: 8" x 10"
Frame Style: Canvas (no frame)
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Albrecht Dürer's "Head of Peter" (1526): A Masterful Portrait of Faith, Detail, and Artistic Innovation

Unveil the intricate beauty of Albrecht Dürer's iconic engraving, "Head of Peter." Created in 1526, this meticulously detailed portrait captures the essence of the apostle Peter, showcasing Dürer's exceptional skill and the transformative power of art.

Dürer's Techniques: Precision, Texture, and Emotional Depth

Dürer's mastery of engraving is evident in "Head of Peter." With precise lines and subtle shading, he creates a lifelike representation of the apostle's face, capturing every wrinkle, hair, and expression. The play of light and shadow adds depth and texture, enhancing the realism and emotional impact of the portrait.

Beyond the Image: Symbolism and Meaning

The portrait transcends its realistic depiction to convey deeper meanings. Peter's gaze, directed towards the viewer, invites contemplation and dialogue. The key held in his hand symbolizes his role as the keeper of the gates of heaven, while the book represents his faith and knowledge. Dürer's attention to detail extends to the background, where a landscape and a castle suggest Peter's connection to both the earthly and heavenly realms.

Artistic Context: The Renaissance and Dürer's Legacy

"Head of Peter" exemplifies the Renaissance emphasis on humanism and realism. Dürer's ability to capture the individual's character and emotions was groundbreaking, contributing to the development of portraiture as a distinct genre. His innovative techniques and meticulous approach influenced generations of artists, solidifying his place as one of the greatest masters of the Renaissance.

Feelings Conveyed: Faith, Strength, and the Human Condition

Through Peter's portrait, Dürer conveys a sense of faith and unwavering conviction. The apostle's eyes reflect a deep understanding and acceptance of his role. His strong facial features exude strength and determination, hinting at the challenges he faced as a disciple of Christ. Yet, there's also a touch of vulnerability, reminding us of Peter's human nature and the universal struggles of faith.

Experience the Masterpiece in Your Own Space

This museum-quality print captures every detail of Dürer's original engraving. "Head of Peter" becomes a timeless addition to your home, inviting contemplation and inspiring conversations about faith, art, and the human condition. Its exceptional craftsmanship ensures that the portrait's beauty and significance will endure for years to come.

Let Albrecht Dürer's "Head of Peter" ignite your imagination, deepen your understanding of the Renaissance, and remind you of the transformative power of art to capture the essence of humanity.

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Feature Details
Type Giclee Art Print
Canvas material Archival-grade polycotton-mix canvas
Stretched? Hand-stretched over kiln-dried pine stretcher bars
Ready to hang? Yes
Product Warranty Lifetime warranty
Color Guarantee 100+ years color warranty
Returns Free returns for 90 days
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