Albrecht Dürer German painter and printmaker  Nüremberg 1471 - 1528 During this presentation we will listen to the  Orches...
Albrecht Dürer German painter and printmaker  Nüremberg 1471 - 1528 CLICK TO START During this presentation we will listen...
Albrecht Dürer German painter and printmaker  Nüremberg 1471 - 1528
 
Near Nüremberg, Germany, back in the fifteenth century, two boys had a dream. They both wanted to pursue their talent for ...
They finally worked out a pact. They would toss a coin. The loser would go down into the nearby mines and, with his earnin...
Albrecht Durer won the toss and went off to Nüremberg. His brother painstakingly went down into the dangerous mines and, f...
When the young artist returned, the Durer family held a festive dinner to celebrate Albrecht's triumphant homecoming. Albr...
The boy rose and wiped the tears from his cheeks and softly said: "No, brother. I cannot go to Nüremberg. It is too l...
More than 500 years have passed. By now, Albrecht Durer's hundreds of masterful paintings hang in many great museum in the...
One day, to pay homage to his brother for all that he had sacrificed, Albrecht Durer painstakingly drew his abused hands w...
 
The next time you see a copy of this touching creation, take a second look. Let it be your reminder, if you still need  on...
The next time you see a copy of this touching creation, take a second look. Let it be your reminder, if you still need  on...
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Pintores Famosos.Albrecht DüRer.English

  1. 1. Albrecht Dürer German painter and printmaker Nüremberg 1471 - 1528 During this presentation we will listen to the Orchestra Sinfonica La Scala di Milano playing Overture to Act 3 of La Traviata, opera by Giuseppe Verdi Please volume up! Please click on Download to see PPS effects and listen to the music
  2. 2. Albrecht Dürer German painter and printmaker Nüremberg 1471 - 1528 CLICK TO START During this presentation we will listen to the Orchestra Sinfonica La Scala di Milano playing Overture to Act 3 of La Traviata, opera by Giuseppe Verdi Please volume up!
  3. 3. Albrecht Dürer German painter and printmaker Nüremberg 1471 - 1528
  4. 5. Near Nüremberg, Germany, back in the fifteenth century, two boys 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 Nüremberg to study at the Academy.
  5. 6. They finally worked out a pact. They would toss a coin. The loser would go down into the nearby mines and, with his earnings, support his brother while he attended the academy. Then, when that brother who won the toss completed his studies, in four years, he would support the other brother at the academy, either with sales of his artwork or, if necessary, also by laboring in the mines.
  6. 7. Albrecht Durer won the toss and went off to Nüremberg. His brother painstakingly went down into the dangerous mines and, for the next four years, financed his brother, whose work at the academy was almost an immediate sensation.
  7. 8. When the young artist returned, the Durer family held a festive dinner to celebrate Albrecht's triumphant homecoming. Albrecht rose to drink a toast to his beloved brother for the years of sacrifice that had enabled Albrecht to fulfill his ambition. His closing words were, "And now, blessed brother of mine, now it is your turn. Now you can go to Nüremberg to pursue your dream, and I will take care of you."
  8. 9. The boy rose and wiped the tears from his cheeks and softly said: "No, brother. I cannot go to Nüremberg. It is too late for me. Look... look what four years in the mines have done to my hands! The bones in every finger have been smashed at least once, and I cannot even hold a pen or a brush. No, brother... for me it is too late."
  9. 10. More than 500 years have passed. By now, Albrecht Durer's hundreds of masterful paintings hang in many great museum in the world, but the odds are great that you, like most people, are familiar with only one of Albrecht Durer's works. More than merely being familiar with it, you very well may have a reproduction hanging in your home or office. This one.
  10. 11. One day, to pay homage to his brother for all that he had sacrificed, Albrecht Durer painstakingly drew his 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."
  11. 13. The next time you see a copy of this touching creation, take a second look. Let it be your reminder, if you still need one, that no one -no one- ever makes it alone! Author unknown [email_address] Images, words and research, Internet
  12. 14. The next time you see a copy of this touching creation, take a second look. Let it be your reminder, if you still need one, that no one -no one- ever makes it alone! Author unknown [email_address] Images, words and research, Internet

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