“The wing of the Cereal,” Albrecht Dührer – overview of the painting
- Posted by Albrecht Durer
- Museum: Albertina Gallery, Vienna
- Year: 1512
Overview of the painting :
The wing of the Cigarette – Albrecht Durer. Watercolor on paper. 20 x 20 cm
“The wing of the Ceremony” Albrecht Dührer wrote back in 1512, and the work became a cult for the northern Renaissance. This picture can be compared with photography – it is so anatomically correct and elaborated in detail.
The image is made using watercolors and paper, just like the famous Durerovsky “Hare”. Thanks to this writing technique, we can see every feather of the wing of the bird, each overflow of color and its depth. The artist’s watercolors are always voluminous, lively and natural due to linear-strict, precision brush strokes.
The most strict lines are visible on the left side of the image, on the end of the feathers, and on the right, on the gun, the lines are smeared, not clear, which gives volume and fluffiness.
You can talk about the palette chosen by Durer for a long time. If you look closely, it is easy to notice how at the same time the white and green colors of the feathers go into light blue, and then in blue. Because of this, it seems like the image will overflow if you rotate it.
I wonder how Dührer played in contrast to the picture and canvas. Bright, eye-reinspired colors on an empty background create additional realism, look at themselves as if the real wing was lying right in front of the viewer.
This naturalness of the image is explained by the fact that Dürer wrote a wing from nature, that is, from a dead bird. This open, straightened and geometric-verified wing pattern could be used as an anatomical tool.
Despite the fact that solemn biblical stories were popular in the 16th century, Albrecht Dührer managed to rive public attention with his most “grounded” works. Indeed, the “Wing of the Sisovoronka” is as much a cultural property as the “Vitruvian Man” by Da Vinci. The artist managed to transfer the surrounding reality to a sheet of paper.