Oct 23, 2007

The Holy Trinity

The Holy Trinity


Albrecht Dürer

(German, 1471-1528)


Gift of the President and Directors of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad 1926.106

Catalogue raisonné: Meder 187 a/i



The Holy Trinity represents the pinnacle of Dürer's achievement in woodcut. Using a system of parallel lines, crosshatching, and dashes of varying densities, he attained a wide range of tone and an extremely subtle representation of three-dimensional forms and spatial depth. In addition, he utilized white areas of the paper to heighten parts of the composition for an intensely dramatic effect.

See also
PR - Woodcut
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