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Brush and Ink Portrait: Albrecht Dürer, "Man Aged 93," 1521.

Brush and Ink Portrait: Albrecht Dürer, "Man Aged 93," 1521.

Albrecht Durer - Praying Hands - the story behind the image - One day, long ago, to pay homage to Albert for all that he had sacrificed, Albrecht Durer painstakingly drew his brother’s abused hands with palms together and thin fingers stretched skyward. He called his powerful drawing simply “Hands,” but the entire world almost immediately opened their hearts to his great masterpiece and renamed his tribute of love “The Praying Hands.”

Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Durer - Praying Hands - the story behind the image - One day, long ago, to pay homage to Albert for all that he had sacrificed, Albrecht Durer painstakingly drew his brother’s abused hands with palms together and thin fingers stretched skyward. He called his powerful drawing simply “Hands,” but the entire world almost immediately opened their hearts to his great masterpiece and renamed his tribute of love “The Praying Hands.”

Auguste Rodin ~ Victor Hugo, Three-Quarters View (detail), 1885 (drypoint)

Auguste Rodin ~ Victor Hugo, Three-Quarters View (detail), 1885 (drypoint)

FASO Featured Artists: Artist Mary Jo Johnson

FASO Featured Artists: Artist Mary Jo Johnson

WOW...I always loved his work, but who knew he was such a hottie?? Albrecht Durer by Albrecht Durer

WOW...I always loved his work, but who knew he was such a hottie?? Albrecht Durer by Albrecht Durer

Study of Three Hands - Albrecht Durer

Study of Three Hands - Albrecht Durer

Hands I - Albrecht Durer - www.albrecht-durer.org. This art reflects the Northern European Renaissance because it shows how gifted some of the people in that time period were back then.

Hands I - Albrecht Durer - www.albrecht-durer.org. This art reflects the Northern European Renaissance because it shows how gifted some of the people in that time period were back then.

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Part of the scene from "The Last Judgement" by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel. The flayed skin represents the artist's self portrait.

Part of the scene from "The Last Judgement" by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel. The flayed skin represents the artist's self portrait.

Caravaggio, Schrijvende Sint Hiëronymus, 1606, olieverf op doek, 112 x 157 cm, Galleria Borghese, Rome - Meer over dit schilderij: http://www.artsalonholland.nl/meesterwerken/caravaggio-schrijvende-hieronymus

Caravaggio, Schrijvende Sint Hiëronymus, 1606, olieverf op doek, 112 x 157 cm, Galleria Borghese, Rome - Meer over dit schilderij: http://www.artsalonholland.nl/meesterwerken/caravaggio-schrijvende-hieronymus

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