The First Wise Virgin (b. 18, Lehrs 21) Oil Painting - Albrecht Altdorfer

The First Wise Virgin (b. 18, Lehrs 21)

Albrecht AltdorferItem # 1144666
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  • About Reproduction

    Discover the allure of art with our faithful reproduction of "The First Wise Virgin (b. 18, Lehrs 21)", originally brought to life by the talented Albrecht Altdorfer. Unlike posters or prints, our hand-painted oil painting breathes an unique sense of depth and texture into your space. Every detail, every stroke, and every texture is meticulously recreated, paying the perfect homage to Albrecht Altdorfer and his artistic vision.

    Owning this piece is more than just decoration - it's a statement of your refined taste in art. Let the vibrant colors and intricate details of this replica serve as a daily reminder of the beauty in our world. Elevate your decor and appreciate the richness of art with our replica of this masterpiece.

  • Painting Description

    "The First Wise Virgin (b. 18, Lehrs 21)" is an exquisite engraving by the German Renaissance artist Albrecht Altdorfer, renowned for his contributions to printmaking and painting during the early 16th century. Altdorfer, a pivotal figure in the Danube School, is celebrated for his intricate landscapes and religious compositions that reflect a unique blend of Gothic and Renaissance styles. This particular engraving, created circa 1500-1530, exemplifies Altdorfer's mastery in the medium and his ability to convey complex theological themes through detailed and expressive imagery.

    The engraving depicts the parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins, a narrative derived from the Gospel of Matthew (25:1-13), which was a popular subject in Christian art during the Renaissance. The parable tells the story of ten virgins who are awaiting the arrival of the bridegroom; five of them are wise and bring extra oil for their lamps, while the other five are foolish and do not. When the bridegroom arrives, the wise virgins are prepared and join the wedding feast, whereas the foolish virgins are left out. Altdorfer's "The First Wise Virgin" focuses on one of the wise virgins, capturing her in a moment of serene contemplation, holding her lamp alight, symbolizing her readiness and spiritual vigilance.

    Altdorfer's engraving is notable for its meticulous detail and the delicate interplay of light and shadow, which enhances the spiritual and contemplative mood of the piece. The artist's use of fine lines and careful cross-hatching techniques demonstrates his technical prowess and contributes to the overall depth and texture of the work. The composition is both intimate and profound, inviting viewers to reflect on the virtues of wisdom and preparedness.

    "The First Wise Virgin" is part of a series of engravings by Altdorfer that explore religious themes with a distinctive personal style. This work, like many of Altdorfer's engravings, is highly valued for its artistic and historical significance, offering insight into the religious and cultural milieu of the German Renaissance. Through this engraving, Altdorfer not only illustrates a biblical parable but also engages with the viewer on a deeper, spiritual level, making it a timeless piece of art that continues to resonate with audiences today.

  • Lead Time & Shipping

    When you order this oil painting replica, it typically takes 2-3 weeks to paint. If the artwork is more complex, it might need a little more time to ensure the best quality. Once it's ready, we'll send you a photo for your approval. After you give the green light, we'll ship it to you for free.

  • Return & Refund

    We believe in the quality of our hand-painted oil painting reproductions, and your satisfaction is our priority. If for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we offer a 45-day return policy. You can return your artwork within 45 days of receipt and receive a full refund. Please note that the artwork must be returned in the original packaging and in the same condition as it was received.

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    We pride ourselves on achieving a high level of accuracy in our reproductions. While it's nearly impossible to replicate an artwork 100%, our skilled artists ensure that our reproductions capture the essence, texture, and colors of the original as closely as possible.
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    For the best visual impact, hang your painting at eye level in a well-lit area, preferably with indirect natural light or soft artificial lighting. Avoid direct sunlight and high humidity areas to protect the artwork.
  • Can I see a draft of the artwork before it's finished?

    Yes, we offer online proofing services. Once the initial draft is ready, we'll send you a preview. You can provide feedback, and our artists will make adjustments accordingly.
  • How do I clean and maintain my oil painting reproduction?

    Gently dust the painting with a soft brush or lint-free cloth. Avoid using chemicals or water. If the painting requires deeper cleaning, consult a professional.