Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Praying hands

  • Arthritis in Albrecht Durer’s Praying Hands

    Ariana ShaariNew York, New York, United States 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 esteemed for elevating printmaking to an art form and for deeply psychological and technically impressive works on religious subjects such as Life of…

  • The model for Albrecht Dürer’s Praying Hands

    William R. AlburyGeorge M. WeiszNew South Wales, Australia 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 us in the form of a preparatory drawing on blue-grey paper (Fig. 1). The popularity of this image is impressive because…