Whenever I view an exhibit, I judge the personal impact it has by asking, “Which work would I want to take with me? What is fixed within my eyes?” The collection includes Dürer’s dramatic woodcuts, his exquisite engravings, his iconic "Praying Hands," his drawing of Emperor Maximilian I, his vibrant "Left Wing of a Blue Roller," but I choose this modest miracle, this “Great Piece of Turf.”
Dürer is gone, these plants are gone, the world topples us at times, but a moment of truth, of wonder, remains.
"Great Piece of Turf" watercolor and gouache
Albrecht Dürer: Master Drawings, Watercolors, and Prints from the Albertina
Exhibit dates are from March 24 to June 9, 2013