|Title||The Flagellation (B33)|
The Flagellation (B33) by Albrecht Durer (German printmaker and painter, 1471-1528), signed in the block; from the Small Passion, edition 1511 with Latin text.
This woodcut is a print from Dürer’s series known as the “Small Passion,” an illustrated narrative of the passion of Christ told in 36 prints. It depicts the moment where Christ is physically scourged. In this particular image, Christ appears to be reserved and tolerant of the brutality with which he is faced. This particular series was created prior to the Protestant Reformation, but many Reformation ideologies are already present here, especially the preference for religious storytelling
Dürer is rightly heralded for his remarkable representations of the human form. He studied live
models, ancient sculptures, and masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance in an effort to perfect his representations. He recorded his thoughts and discoveries in dozens of manuscripts on proportion that were later published as The Four Books of Human Proportion.
Jenna Caputo in "Re-Forming the Image in Northern Europe in the Dutch Golden Age", ex. cat. G -T M, Queens College, CUNY, February 4-April 27, 2013
|Medium/Material||Ink on paper|
|Dimensions||H-5 W-3.75 inches|
15th century AD
16th century AD