Hans Dürer

The Renaissance

Life

Hans Dürer was born on February 21, 1490 in Nuremberg, Germany. He spent most of his life with King Sigismund I the Old of Poland in Krakow, Poland. He trained with his famous older brother Albrecht Dürer who was a painter.

Work

Hans Dürer was a painter, illustrator and engraver and he went to live with the people he was working for. Some pieces of work he created are Virgin of Sorrows, Christ on the Cross, and The Penitent St. Jerome. Dürer's patron was King Sigismund I the Old of Poland.

Art

His paintings have naturalism because they have a lot of detail and look like the real world. They also have perspectivism. The things in the background are smaller and lighter.
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The Penitent St. Jerome in a Landscape

Hans Dürer created The Penitent St. Jerome in a Landscape between 1525 and 1530. It is now displayed in the National Gallery in Prague in Czech Republic. During the Renaissance people started using perspectivism. In this painting Dürer made the mountains in the back very small and light blue. Which shows perspective.

Description

In the painting St. Jerome is kneeling in front of a small cross. There is an open book next to him that might be the Bible. He is in the mountains next to a house or castle and there seems to be a lion next to him but it blends in with the background.

This painting fits in the category of naturalism. There is a lot of detail in the trees and grass and rocks. The man looks realistic; you can see all the hair in his beard and you can see his muscle.

Reflection

I find this painting interesting because the man is the center of the painting but there is a lot of detail in everything. There are little rocks and twigs that you wouldn't really notice but they make the whole thing look real.

Citations

Artstor (no date) Available at: http://goo.gl/bNB4n3 (Accessed: 3 December 2015).


File: Hans Dürer - the Penitent st Jerome in a landscape.JPG
(1490) Available at: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hans_D%C3%BCrer_-_The_Penitent_St_Jerome_in_a_landscape.JPG (Accessed: 3 December 2015).