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16th century inspires 21st century


This giant, 600 m² mural is the work of Athens-born and based street artist, Pavlos Tsarinas.  It was created in conjunction with Manolis Anastasakos and the Kretsis crew as part of a project by the Ministry of Environment Energy & Climate Change, and the Athens School of Fine Arts.

The mural was inspired by the 1508 work of art by German artist, Albrecht Dürer, which is known as “Praying Hands”, and also as “Study of the Hands of an Apostle”. The inspirational work is on display at the Albertina museum in Vienna, Austria.


Interestingly, Dürer’s work has inspired another piece of modern art: the giant  pink rabbit sculpture that is on display outside the Staatsoper in Vienna.





Copyright Debbie Smyth, 25 February 2019

Enjoying street art has become a regular event on my travels around the world: more of my findings can be seen here
For even more art, pop over to see Sami at Monday Mural

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  1. Inverting the hands makes it seem more original. The Durer work has been re-used so much (including 3-D renderings, religious icons, and lots of kitschy stuff) that it is hard to look at it for what it is.

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