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