The Virgin as Mother of Sorrows
On only a few occasions did Durer move from woodcut to oil paintings like this one of the Madonna. Note the beautiful details of folded cloth and ringlets of golden hair. The Durer style is still apparent but obviously transformed from the brown sepia tones he is accustomed to working with to the magnificent blue and gold colors you see before you!
Albrecht Durer was a painter, printmaker, and theorist of the German Renaissance. Born in Nuremberg, Durer established his reputation and influence across Europe when he was still in his twenties due to his high-quality woodcut prints.