Skip to Content

Man of Sorrows

Showing 1 of 1


  FILTER RESULTS

Man of Sorrows

circa 1500
16th century
11.7 cm x 6.8 cm (4 5/8 in. x 2 11/16 in.)

Albrecht Dürer (Nuremberg, Germany, 1471 - 1528, Nuremberg, Germany) Primary

Object Type: print
Artist Nationality: Europe, German
Medium and Support: Engraving
Credit Line: Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Leo Steinberg Collection, 2002
Accession Number: 2002.827

Rather than a distinct episode of the Passion narrative, the “Man of Sorrows” is an iconic image used to evoke sympathy for Christ’s suffering. For Dürer, the subject also provided a pretext for depicting an ideally proportioned male figure. As Dürer would later write, “For in the same way as the ancients attributed the most beautiful form to their God Apollo, so we must use the same measure to reproduce the body of Christ our Lord…” Indeed, Christ’s classical proportions and contrapposto anticipates Dürer’s famous Adam of 1504, and the schematic placement of the cross and instruments of the passion resemble the measuring lines used in his Book of Human Proportions.

Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keyword

Portfolio List Click a portfolio name to view all the objects in that portfolio
This object is a member of the following portfolios:


Your current search criteria is: Object is "Man of Sorrows".

View current selection of records as:
CDWA Lite XML LIDO XML VRA Core 4 MODS XML Objects JSON







Web Privacy Policy | Web Accessibility Policy