Saint Philip: Albrecht Dürer

Saint Philip: Albrecht Dürer

Saint Philip is a 1516 painting by German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer who was a prominent painter and printmaker in the late 15th century and early 16th century.

This painting shows a Portrait of the Biblical figure Saint Philip who was one of the apostles of Jesus who resided in Galilee alongside Peter and Andrew. After Jesus called Peter and Andrew to be fishers of men, he found Philip and asked Philip to follow him. Philip obeyed and told Nathaniel (more popularly known as Bartholomew). He followed Jesus to the end.

Albrecht Dürer was a German painter and printmaker, the creator of the first color landscape, and the man with one of the most famous art signatures. His art pieces regularly feature religious iconography.

Albert Dürer is considered one of the old masters, alongside notable names like Vermeer, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Titan, Caravaggio, and Raphael.

Albrecht Dürer’s Saint Philip is located in the Uffizi in Florence, Italy.

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