Dürer, Albrecht: Self-Portraits

828 x 1046 141.2K
141.2K, 828 x 1046

Self-Portrait at 26
Painted: 1498
Oil on panel
52 x 41 cm
Museo Nacional del Prado

Self-Portrait at 28 (Self-Portrait in Furcoat)
Painted: 1500
Oil on panel
67 x 49 cm
Alte Pinakothek

778 x 1071 124.0K
124.0K, 778 x 1071

825 x 1054 139.3K
139.3K, 825 x 1054

Self-portrait at 22 (Selfportrait with flower)
Painted: 1493
Oil on linen, transferred from vellum
57 x 45 cm
Musee du Louvre
The most celebrated of Dürer's many self-portraits is this painting, made when he was 29 and renowned throughout Europe. Frankly idealized into a Christlike image, it may have been meant by Dürer to remind viewers that an artist's creative spirit is God-given.

``Facing strait forward, wearing a brown robe with a dark brown fur collar and ornamental notches on the sleeves, he is delicately grasping the fur of the collar, and he seems to be showing a tiny bit of a white (possibly Fruit-of-the-Loom) T-shirt under the coat.''