Into the green

— a Sunday Psalm


Albrecht Dürer, Great Piece of Turf /Das große Rasenstück (watercolor), 1503.


It might not seem like a big deal. Just an unordered group of wild plants. But look again: the subject – grass & wildflowers – might look rather ordinary, but the rendering of this little piece of nature is not.  Das große Rasenstück makes us see beauty in things usually not noticed, not valued – preserving its presence for all future.

This rater small painting (40.3 cm × 31.1 cm) is today considered one of the masterpieces of Dürer’s realistic nature studies. You can find out more here:



4 Comments Add yours

  1. Stunningly observed.

    1. Sigrun says:

      It’s strange, really, how much beauty pass us by – unnoticed

  2. bluebrightly says:

    One of my all-time favorite pieces of art. Thank you.

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