Albrecht Durer Praying Hands

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Albrecht Durer Praying Hands

Betende Haende, in English Praying hands (also known as Studie zu den Haenden eines Apostels in German, or “Study of the Hands of an Apostle”) is a pen-and-ink drawing by the German printmaker, painter and theorist Albrecht Durer, executed circa 1508. The artwork is stored at Albertina museum Graphische Sammlung in Vienna, Austria. Durer used white heightening technique and black ink on (self-made) blue colored paper. The drawing shows two male hands palm to palm praying, the body to the right (not seen). Also, the partly up-folded sleeves of the prayer are seen.

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Albrecht Durer Portrait Of A Young Venetian Woman

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Albrecht Durer Portrait Of A Young Venetian Woman

Portrait of a Young Venetian Woman is a small bust length oil on elm panel painting by the German artist Albrecht Duerer from 1505. It was executed, along with a number of other high society portraits, during his second visit to Italy.The woman wears a patterned gown with tied-on sleeves that show the chemise beneath. Her hair frames her face in soft waves, and back hair is confined in a small draped cap. The work’s harmony and grace is achieved through its mixtures of tones, from her pale, elegant skin and reddish blond hair and to her black-and pearl necklace and highly-fashionable patterned dress; all of which are highlighted against a flat black background. It is similar in pose and colour tone to his c 1507 A German Woman from Venice, while at least two studies of Venetian women are known, both of which are very daring. One shows the model with a plunging neckline, the other with bare shoulders.

During his visit to Italy Duerer became fascinated by and befriended Giovanni Bellini, an established master when Duerer was still a relative unknown outside of Germany. The Franconian artist’s influence can be seen in this work’s soft modeling, dramatic lighting and vivid colours and tones.

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Albrecht Durer Stag Beetle

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Albrecht Durer Stag Beetle (1505)

Albrecht Durer was a German painter, engraver, printmaker, mathematician, and theorist from Nuremberg. His high-quality woodcuts (nowadays often called Meisterstiche or “master prints”) established his reputation and influence across Europe when he was still in his twenties, and he has been conventionally regarded as the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance ever since.
This watercolor drawing by Albrecht Durer depicts a stag beetle, and ist one of the most influential and most copied nature studies.

Albrecht Durer Stag Beetle

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