Saturday, November 13, 2010


"No man can ever make a beautiful image out of his private imagination unless he has replenished his mind by much painting from life.  That can no longer be called private study but has become Kunst acquired and gained by study, which germinates, grows and becomes fruitful of its kind."
      - Albrecht Durer

Kunst, a sort of marriage between knowledge and art....I think I've found myself a new favorite word!

And may I please apply Durer's ideas about art and observation from nature to my last post on Bach's Inventions?  (Oh discipline...)

Praying Hands, 1508

(I love hands...)

I posted a few of Durer's self-portraits here.

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