Portrait of a Clergyman

Portrait of a ClergymanI’ve always admired the art of, and particularly this painting done in 1516, by Albrecht Dürer  from the National Gallery in D.C. Particularly when I read this description of the painting from the Gallery’s voluminous volume of selected works, and Dürer’s ability to:

“lay open the fine net-work of the heart and brain of man”…”to make us see deep into the soul until we understand, for example, the character of this ugly, resolute individual, whose personality, flashing out through luminous and asymmetrical eyes, exerts a powerful spell. His is the face of the Reformation”.

So I thought I would make my own attempt to capture him.