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Albrecht Dürer: Adam and Eve (1507)

Albrecht Dürer 1471 – 1528

Adam and Eve (1507)

oil on panel (209 × 81 cm (each panel)) — 1507 Museum Museo del Prado, Madrid

Albrecht Dürer biography

This work is linked to Genesis 3:6

Adam burns of desire, while Eve listens to the snake. The two are on the break of the Fall.

The sign says that Albrecht Dürer made the panels in 1507. He had just returned from a stay in Venice (1505-1507), where he studied the work of local painters such as Titian, Giorgione and Bellini.

In these panels he combined the exactitude of the German engraver with the Italian renaissance's knowledge of anatomy. They probably were the first life-size nudes in Northern European art.

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