Description of the painting by Albrecht Durer “Portrait of a Venetian”

Description of the painting by Albrecht Durer Portrait of a Venetian

O this wonderful face of a simple naive Venetian! For a long time in Europe it was believed that there are no more beautiful girls in the world than true Venetians. The city of love and sin has always been famous for its female beauty, even the old women looked noble and beautiful there, what can we say about the young Venetians.

Before us is one of the young beauties. Although it is difficult to call her beautiful, but there is something subtly nice in her. She is neat, she is slim, she follows the fashion – in any case, the haircut is the most fashionable in the Middle Ages. She may not be married because there is no cap or crest that definitely hinted passers-by about the status of the girl. She is most likely a cheerful young lady very sharp.

At least, her face just gives out a cheerful disposition. But the black bow at the heart can say that she lost some person close to her. Because in this way in Venice expressed grief. Not a handkerchief, not a sleeves, or even black clothes, but it was enough to simply impose a bow on the heart, and it was clear that there was grief in the family. And what exactly happened in the portrait will not understand. But the artist did not particularly fit into her personal space, it was enough for him to understand the inner.

By the way, by drawing a dress and a necklace around your neck, you can come to the conclusion that the girl is of a certain kind. If to be completely accurate, then most likely from the very middle class. It’s not that she’s bad, she’s still great. Otherwise, the artist probably would not waste time on it.

Durer proved his portraitist skill again and again, although he could beautifully depict landscapes and simply make magnificent sketches of plants, animals or facial movements of a person. For example, prayer folded hands. With such documentary accuracy, only Da Vinci could draw, and even then it was not always successful. Durer is in this was a first-class master.

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