St. Veronica’s veil was the cloth with which she wiped Christ’s face after his death and on which the imprint of his face was left. The cloth with its miraculous image is here held by the angel as though it is being blown by the wind.
This woodcut by Dürer is known as Cain Killing Abel even though there is no way to know whether the scene is biblical or not. It might just as well be an ordinary scene of murder
Discover how two of Dürer's images are based on his own profile
Dürer’s woodcut of The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian provides further evidence that even religious scenes are self-referential.
This is an example of a hidden face in rock being seen by others
See how artists continually think on another level beyond the narrative
On the surface this drawing by Albrecht Durer appears to be a simple portrait of Saint Dominic.
Learn how artists identified with other animals, even in the Renaissance.
Find out how inconsistencies in an artist's technique can be the sign of significant meaning
EPPH Blog Posts on Durer
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