What is the legend of why the Praying Hands was created?
It is said that Albrecht was so moved by his brother’s sacrifice that he asked Albert to pose in prayer for him. He then drew the famous ink and pencil sketch of the “Praying Hands” as a model for an altarpiece he had been commissioned to create for a patron.
Albrecht Durer is a great artist between Middle Ages and Renaissance. He is an author of Four Books on Human Proportions and Perspective. He is also the author of the study of the hands on blue paper – “Praying Hands”.
What is the moral of the Praying Hands?
Moral: The next time you see a copy of that touching creation, take a second look. Remember the sacrifice others may have made for your success in life. Always, respect them and care for them as what they could have done for themselves, they did that for your happiness.
What was the dream of Albrecht and Albert?
Despite their seemingly hopeless condition, two of the elder children, Page 2 Albrecht and Albert, had a dream. They both wanted to pursue their talent for art, but they knew full well that their father would never be financially able to send either of them to Nuremberg to study at the Academy.
Why do we join hands while praying scientific reason?
Namaste. There is a scientific reason behind the ‘Namaskar’ in Hindu culture. Joining both hands ensures touching the tips of all the fingers together, which are linked to pressure points in the eyes, ears, and mind. Pressing them together is said to activate these, helping us remember that person for a long time.