Description of the painting by Albrecht Durer “Adam and Eve”

Description of the painting by Albrecht Durer Adam and Eve

What do you know about medieval painting? Of course, many skilled craftsmen were addicted to it in these times. Here is one of the most interesting paintings by Durer “Adam and Eve” has a lot of fans from around the world. So, probably, it is worth getting acquainted with this work of art a little closer to find out why it attracted true lovers of everything beautiful. For a start it is worth telling that the artist decided to portray his work in a very non-standard way.

After all, we see not one picture, but two large boards, or engravings. The painting was made in oil. Dimensions of such engravings took quite a lot of space, they were about two hundred meters high, and about eighty in width. It is known that this art was placed in the Prado National Museum. Originally this engraving was based on copper. The fate of the picture has developed in such a way that writing it for the altar, which never reached its final mural. It is worth noting that the plot of this creation is clearly in the spirit of antiquity. After all, the artist managed to draw inspiration from trips to Italy.

Therefore, in the picture we see completely naked people, and it is important to note that the smallest details and the characters themselves are depicted in full size. After all, we all know that Adam and Eve are the first people who came down to earth and gave life on earth. According to the biblical writings, Adam and Eve were completely different, so their images are sealed on each engraving separately. But this does not prevent them from being one. If you look closely, you can see how Adam is holding a branch from an apple tree with three fingers, and Eve is holding exactly the same apple that served as discord and exile to the promised land. Near this fruit, a snake slowly hangs from a branch of a tree, which just decided to encourage people to commit such a crime. On the other hand, you will see a tablet on which the author is written and the time of writing this picture.

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