Tag Archives: Albrecht Durer

Arthritis in Albrecht Durer’s “Praying Hands”

Ariana Shaari New York, New York, United States   Figure 1. Life of the Virgin 4: The Birth of the Virgin. Alfred Durer. 1503, Woodcut, Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich. Source Albrecht Durer is considered one of the masters of German Renaissance art and has been dubbed “the da Vinci of the North.” He is especially […]

Lucas van Leyden: ear surgery

This surgeon is shown operating on the ear of a young man in an environment quite different from a modern surgical suite. He may be merely lancing a boil, but his patient looks unhappy. It is also obvious from their clothes that there is quite a difference in class between the two. With his fur […]

The model for Albrecht Dürer’s Praying Hands

William R. Albury George M. Weisz New South Wales, Australia   Figure 1 Praying hands, c. 1508, Albrecht Dürer Brush drawing on blue primed paper Albertina Museum Vienna, Austria The image of Praying Hands by Albrecht Dürer, painted on an altarpiece in the sixteenth century and destroyed by fire in the seventeenth century, has come down to […]