TITLE: “Left Hand of an Apostle (Linke Hand eines Apostels)”
ARTIST: Albrecht Dürer
WHY WE CHOSE IT: Southpaws, raise your hand — August 13 is International Left-Handers Day! The annual holiday is an effort to promote awareness of the inconveniences facing lefties, or approximately 10% of the world’s population.
It’s often speculated that lefties are right-brain dominant; the side of the brain linked to non-verbal thinking, artistic ability and creative skills. Therefore, it’s perhaps fitting that the list of famous left-handed artists includes: Albrecht Dürer, Raoul Dufy, M.C. Escher, Thomas Kinkade, Paul Klee, Michelangelo, LeRoy Neiman, Raphael, Rembrandt van Rijn and Leonardo da Vinci.
SOURCE: Albertina Museum, Vienna
Fine art by Albrecht Dürer is available through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. Learn more at www.parkwestgallery.com.