The Resurrection of Christ

A work made of woodcut in black on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of woodcut in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1512

Artist:

Albrecht Altdorfer
German, c.1480-1538

About this artwork

This Albrecht Altdorfer woodcut is one of the largest prints by this so-called Little Master. Creating engravings, etchings, and woodcuts that were as small as modern-day postage stamps, the artist was able to convey incredibly fine detail. Here the finesse of Altdorfer’s carving results in a sublime halo for the risen Christ, with an intentionally blank background emphasizing his resurrected form. The riot of clouds and heavenly host outside of this white area sets the joyfully chaotic tone of the print.

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Artist

Albrecht Altdorfer

Title

The Resurrection of Christ

Origin

Germany

Date

1512

Medium

Woodcut in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

233 x 180 mm (image/block/sheet)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer Collection

Reference Number

1926.77

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