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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

Study of Praying Hands is a work by Albrecht Dürer that depicts an apostle's hands by the altar. Artist: Albrecht Dürer Location: Albertina, Vienna Dimensions: cm × cm in × in) Created: 1508 Subject: An apostle Period: The Renaissance

There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction - Salvador Dali

"There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction." - Salvador Dali (Photo by Philippe Halsman)

I pin Mucha all the time, but never can get enough, especially of this picture. Loved it since I was a little.

Alfons Maria Mucha, known in English and French as Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style. This is absolutely beautiful, and I want my own copy.

Love. Painting project. I don't think I can screw this up.

DIY Paint Project - Weekend Home Decor Ideas

I created this with teal, navy, lime green, yellow, and orange acrylic paint colors and used spray paint instead of acrylic paint for the white. The tape takes FOREVER to put on! haha (Background for my father's day painting)

Oh. My. I would love to spend a week or two vacationing in these abstract landscapes by UK based painter Elaine Jones. Not only is her work beautiful, so is both Elaine’s inspiration and her process…

elaine jones (The Jealous Curator)

I would love to spend a week or two vacationing in these abstract landscapes by UK based painter Elaine Jones. Not only is her work beautiful, so is both Elaine’s inspiration and her process…

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