Ink drawing with black crayon hightened with white on blue-toned Ingres paper
89 x 75 cm
Hommage to Dürer: Mathias Waske loved the old masters of past centuries. And he was particularly fond of the German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer. In “The Wave” he combines Dürer’s world-famous “Field Rabbit” with the work “Praying Hands”, one of the most famous drawings in the world. Although the hands are certainly perceived as a religious motif, at the same time they symbolize a universal gesture full of innocence. These hands are not frozen in prayer. Just as the “Field Rabbit” by Dürer is not a portrait based on nature, but a psychologically enhanced knowledge portrait of this animal. With a lot of wit and imagination Waske combined the two motifs in a new way in the style of the old masters, thus bringing the relevance to the present.