In the history of German art, Durer’s era is called “Durer’s era”. Durer is the greatest painter in Germany. His artistic exploration has a far-reaching impact on Germany. His works of art are widely collected in museums around the world, but Durer’s most well-known works are the famous sketch “praying hand” drawn in 1508.
On the gray background, only a pair of hands praying to God are painted. The closed palms stretched out into the sky. The hands have rough skin and protruding muscles. Obviously, these are the hands of ordinary workers.
This painting has a unique charm: the stiffness of joints contrasts with the tenderness of gestures; The suffering of life represented by rough hands is in contrast to the piety of prayer; Strong hands contrast with smooth lines. In his hands, simple and elegant lines contain touching power, and rough hands convey full prayers and blessings.