Description of Albrecht Durer's painting “The Adoration of the Holy Trinity” (1511)

Description of Albrecht Durer's painting “The Adoration of the Holy Trinity” (1511)

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One of the most solemn works of Dürer is "Adoration of the Holy Trinity." In 1511, the painting was commissioned by the artist, the merchant and owner of the copper workshop, Matthias Landauer. The artist's work was intended for the chapel altar in the almshouse for 12 lonely artisans, which was built by a merchant. Landauer wanted his wards to pray for the salvation of his soul.

The artist painted the picture very solemnly, as the altar is supposed to be. The image of the Trinity is written traditionally. In the center of the image is the Holy Trinity - the Holy Spirit embodied in a dove, God the Father, Jesus Christ crucified on the cross. In the upper left corner depicts the Virgin and the Martyrs, in the upper right corner depicts John the Baptist, Sibyls, prophets. In the lower left corner of the picture are the Holy Fathers church figures. Among them is a portrait of Matthias Landauer in a brown cloak, who bows his head in the prayer of the Holy Trinity. In the upper right corner depicts the laity, led by the king and the emperor. Among them one can see knights, and peasants, noble and wealthy people.

The master painted the picture so that the audience, looking at it, thought that the final judgment had passed, and justice, equality and fraternity reigned. Dürer conveyed the basic idea of ​​equality before the Path of Mercy, where there are no rich or poor, noble and commoners.

The entire lower edge of the picture is occupied by a landscape where the figure of a man is depicted on the right. The lonely man in the picture is Dürer. He portrayed himself sadly, standing on the ground by the lake, where there is a cartouche with the signature of authorship.

The ratio of the figures towering in the sky and the images of Albert Dürer makes this work monumental, despite the fact that the picture itself is not large.

Yuri Vasnetsov

Watch the video: Josquin Desprez, In principio erat verbum, Albrecht Dürer (July 2022).


  1. Edred

    complete nonsense

  2. Cocytus

    Till what time?

  3. Brehus

    And out of shame or shame!

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