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English: Nuremberg and Venetian Women
English: The Venetian woman is presumably wearing chopines, which is why she looks taller.
|Date||between 1496 and 1497|
|Medium||pen drawing on paper|
|Dimensions||Height: 241 mm (9.49 in). Width: 160 mm (6.3 in).|
|Source/Photographer||Web Gallery of Art: Image Info about artwork|
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|JPEG file comment||DÜRER, Albrecht
(b. 1471, Nürnberg, d. 1528, Nürnberg)
Nuremberg and Venetian Women 1496-97 Pen drawing on paper, 241 x 160 mm Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt
This pen drawing is an eloquent example of Dürer's interest in costumes, which he here places side by side comparatively. The two women, one from Nuremberg and one from Venice, appear as if they were taking a stroll together in Venice. The lavish ornamentation and low neckline of the liberal, pretty Venetian costume contrasts with the modest, simple dress of the Nuremberg woman.
Author: DÜRER, Albrecht Title: Nuremberg and Venetian Women Time-line: 1501-1550 School: German Form: graphicsType: other
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