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Item Details
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Culture
Italian
Title
Venus after the bath.
Work Type
prints, engravings, works on paper
Material
engraving
Measurements
Image: 40mm (width), 61mm (height), Support: 43mm (width), 62mm (height)
Description

Albrecht Altdorfer (c. 1480-1538), was a German painter, engraver and architect of the Renaissance working in Regensburg. Along with Lucas Cranach the Elder and Wolf Huber, he is regarded as the main representative of the so-called Danube School, setting biblical and historical subjects against landscape backgrounds of expressive colours. As an artist also making small, intricate engravings, as here, he is seen to belong to the Nuremberg Little Masters.

This design originated with Raphael, then spread north through an engraving by the Italian printmaker Marcantonio Raimondi. Altdorfer added his own twist, switching the emphasis from classical beauty to action. While the Italian Venus dried her foot in self-absorbed reverie, this sharp-featured version resembles a harried German hausfrau, impatient to finish her bath so she can respond to the yammering Cupid.

See:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albrecht_Altdorfer

https://collections.artsmia.org/art/121288/venus-after-the-bath-albrecht-altdorfer

Dr Mark Stocker, Curator Historical International Art January 2017

Repository
Collection: Art
Gift of Bishop Monrad, 1869
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data provided by Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
TePapa_L01_MA_I061586_TePapa_Venus-after-the-bath_full.jpg
SSID
27020055

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